The philosopher George Santayana warned that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Both Japan and China need to think of the promise of an Asian century and the stakes of continued antagonism, and begin to shape a future that serves their mutual long-term interests.
Despite China’s top leaders determination to follow the path of peaceful development, the international community still holds a lot of doubts and misunderstanding, writes Chen Jimin.
The 2014 Olympic Games at Sochi, Russia could stand as an important moment for major-power relations in the World. The most expensive games in history could have a historical impact in International Relations for Russia, China and the US.
The recent agreement to declare the yuan a legal currency in Zimbabwe and for the construction of Chinese solar plants in the country has been viewed with skepticism by many. However, Robert Rotberg explains why China’s focus on the embattled country is beneficial for Sub-Saharan Africa and the global economy.
The US and Japan held the first talks on their Cyber Defense Policy Working Group early this month. The Japan Self-Defense Forces are scheduled to set up a cyber-defense unit in March, and Washington will provide support in training Japan’s senior military officials and improving Japan’s cyber warfare capabilities. All these maneuvers have revealed that the two countries are deepening their alliance.
Two news reports in late January suggested that India was becoming a more active participant in regional security issues. Ted Galen Carpenter discusses how a more assertive India could put the U.S. in a difficult situation.
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