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.
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.
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