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China-Vietnam Oilrig Crisis and Strategic Trust

Carlyle Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales

In light of China’s deployment of a mega oilrig in waters that Vietnam considers part of its Exclusive Economic Zone, Carlyle A. Thayer analyses what amounts to an unexpected provocation of Vietnam by China.

Charting a Middle Course: Why Obama’s West Point Speech Should Reassure the World

Minxin Pei, Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Charting a Middle Course: Why Obama’s West Point Speech Should Reassure the World

In light of President Obama’s commencement speech at West Point, Minxin Pei analyzes and discusses various facets of the talk. Specifically, Pei points to four themes in President Obama’s speech as particularly poignant, and spends the bulk of the essay discussing them.

Is China the Japan of Seven Decades Past?

Curtis Chin, Former US Ambassador to Asian Development Bank

Is China the Japan of Seven Decades Past?

Given recent territorial moves by China, as well as heightened aggressive rhetoric, Curtis Chin analyzes the parallels between China currently and Japan as it existed in the past. Additionally, Chin asserts that the world’s powers should work to lower tensions so that peace and prosperity can exist in the Asia-Pacific region.

China’s Participation in RIMPAC Exercise: Model for Future Cooperation?

Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

China’s Participation in RIMPAC Exercise: Model for Future Cooperation?

Given China’s participation in the 2014 RIMPAC exercises, Doug Bandow analyzes and discusses the benefits of such inclusion. Additionally, Bandow examines how the RIMPAC exercises show that China can and should be enticed into involvement and cooperation with Western nations.

The Ukraine Crisis and US-Russia Relations

Zheng Yu, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Given the recent rhetoric about Russia’s resurgence and the country’s attempt at controlling Ukraine, Zheng Yu analyzes and discusses US policies that are key to containing Russia. Additionally, Yu stresses that Russia will eventually and inevitably have to come to terms with these policies.

Pentagon Report Offers Balanced Assessment of Chinese Military Power

Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Chinese criticism of the Pentagon’s latest report on China’s military power is misplaced. The text is not intended to propagate the “China threat” thesis as part of a U.S.-led containment strategy. Instead, the document offers a balanced review of Chinese capabilities and intentions, and combines deterrence threats with reassuring opportunities for further China-U.S. defense cooperation.

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