Foreign Policy

Although China’s response to the current crisis in Ukraine has been complex; China has increasing tilted toward Moscow. This decision has drawn praise from within China, but criticism from the international community.

As Senator Max Baucus prepares to transition to his new post as U.S. Ambassador to China, Dr. Zheng Wang provides three suggestions for the incoming ambassador based on the lessons drawn from his two predecessors, Jon Huntsman and Gary Locke.

As the tumultuous political situation in Ukraine continues to raise concerns amongst the international community, Zhao Mingwen lays out three reasons why the issue has gained prominence with Chinese citizens.

Could the current recovery of global financial markets be jeopardized by sanctions against Russia? As tensions between the West and Russia continue to heighten over the state of Crimea, Wu Zurong urges the United States to respect Russia’s concerns and embrace a policy of non-intervention.

Following China’s recent participation in the U.S.-led Cobra Gold exercise, Nicole Yeo explains how the U.S. military can bridge the gap between personal experiences from the exercises and their larger, intended implications for Sino-U.S. military relations.

Reflecting on US-USSR relations during the Cold War, Mel Gurtov explains many exaggerations that policy analysts and US officials perceived were due to a Cold War mentality and points out that Sino-US relations may be impacted by similar misinterpretations today.

Ma Shikun addresses China’s political and economic concerns over the United States’ “return to Asia Pacific” strategy. This unease centers around three factors: U.S. military deployments targeting China, U.S. collaboration with Shinzo Abe and Benigno S. Aquino III, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Shao criticized the US media and Embassy’s responses to the recent terrorist attack in Kunming. He explained why the Chinese were angry about the Embassy’s statement, and what could the US learn from this diplomatic blunder.

As the new U.S. Ambassador to China, former Senator Max Baucus takes leadership over a prominent and historically significant foreign policy position.


Jin Canrong and Dong Chunling trace 35 years of Sino-US relations, and forecast opportunities for future cooperation in a new major power relationship.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the political support of right wing conservative forces, is seeking to amend Article 9 of the Constitution, which stipulates that Japan is no longer able to maintain a standing army, navy and air force, and forfeits all rights to belligerency.

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For the United States and China, building a new model of major power relations will hinge upon their success or failure in pursuing peaceful, constructive interactions in the Asia-Pacific region over the long term. As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi put it on a recent trip to the United States, “this journey may well start from the Asia-Pacific region.”

Following President Barack Obama’s contentious meeting with the Dalai Lama, Tom Watkins examines the tensions between China and Tibet, America’s fiscal crisis, and the need for the United States to put its domestic house in order before the American public will be willing to engage international issues of morality.

As Secretary of State John Kerry continues his visits to South Korea, China, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, Qiu Chaobing analyzes the current issues at the forefront of the United States’ foreign policy agenda and provides insight into what developments can be expected as Kerry’s trip comes to an end.

China trusts the United States to act rationally in Asia, but not so with Japan; its aggressive behavior is the real danger to China, writes Franz-Stefan Gady.

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