- Richard Javad Heydarian , a Philippine-based academic
Oct 26 , 2016Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s emerging foreign policy is a cocktail of reckless rhetoric and shrewd strategic calculus. The Duterte administration has made it clear that bilateral relations with America are no longer as special as before; it is simply interested in having beneficial relations with all superpowers without any preferential treatment.
- He Yafei , former Vice Minister, State Council Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs
Oct 24 , 2016China favors building new international relations based on a win-win approach through cooperation. China’s pursuit of global partnership should not be misperceived as an effort by China to overthrow the current international system and global governance architecture, but as an attempt to contribute to maintaining the world order from a position of strength and comparability.
- Doug Bandow , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Oct 20 , 2016Hillary Clinton is expected to be more belligerent than Obama in dealing with Beijing. But the U.S. cannot expect confrontational or coercive tactics to succeed. Doing so could damage further cooperation between the two countries and drive Beijing closer to North Korea. Instead, the U.S. should aim to take a more diplomatic approach to their relationship with Beijing.
- Wu Zurong , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 20 , 2016When one side is trying its best to make use of a dispute to exert pressure on the other side, it becomes very difficult for either side to see and appreciate common interests. Recent history offers many examples of how shared goals, such as curbing greenhouse gases and cyber crime, can point the way to fruitful cooperation instead of conflict.
- Christopher A. McNally , Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University
Oct 20 , 2016The critical U.S. presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton not only matters for China-U.S. relations, but also reflects how a new and potent form of isolationism is on the rise globally. Deep economic and cultural fissures are developing between those who can take advantage of globalization and those who lack the resources and skills to do so.
- Brahma Chellaney , Professor, Center for Policy Research
Oct 19 , 2016Brahma Chellaney discusses the growing strategic nexus between Pakistan and China. The article outlines several instances where China has defended Pakistan on an international scale, particularly regarding Pakistan’s close ties to terrorist organizations. Pakistan, because of these ties, has caused political tensions with neighbors and the U.S., but China remains a regional ally. Chellaney also details the growing economic partnership between the nations and the implications of the “one belt, one road” project to be instituted.
- Wang Yusheng , Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 17 , 2016The rise and posture of the Philippines president is not an unpredictable eruption but the natural evolution of a changing global environment, and the result will be a more balanced and safer regional order.
- Lucio Blanco Pitlo III , Lecturer, Chinese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University
Oct 17 , 2016Track II diplomacy’s results remain mixed, but it takes only one successful attempt to provide concrete and specific agenda items for formal talks. It is within this lens that the Ramos-Fu August 2016 meeting in Hong Kong could be appreciated.
- Dan Steinbock , Research Director, India China and America Institute
Oct 14 , 2016In Europe, Asia, and South America, preferences for either Clinton or Trump differ based on the candidates’ views on trade, the economy, and foreign policy doctrine. Though Clinton is the preferred candidate in most areas, whoever the next U.S. president is will face significant challenges on several continents.
- Fidel Ramos , Member, ASEAN Eminent Persons Group
Oct 13 , 2016Three months ago, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to the resources in the West Philippine Sea (also known as the South China Sea), and thus that the Philippines has exclusive rights to the territory. China rejected the ruling, and an icy chill overcame the once-friendly bilateral relationship. It is time to bring back some warmth.