Beijing and Moscow are trying their hands at attraction, and failing – miserably, writes Joseph S. Nye.
Containment is not the appropriate word to describe US policy towards China, writes Su Xiaohui. The US will probably define China as a major competitor in the world, not necessarily a major enemy.
China’s national defense white paper has caused a stir amongst China watchers. However, Chen Zhou explains that the white paper is not reason for concern, and instead provides a path for China’s continued peaceful development.
In the wake of the global economic crisis, and the dissatisfaction with democracy in many developing nations, leaders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are studying the Chinese model far more closely.
The concern over terrorism is the least common denominator among advanced and emerging economies. Unipolar responses are no longer effective, as evidenced by the Boston marathon bombings. Multipolar counter-terrorist cooperation is essential to peaceful global order.
Zhou Bo writes that the success of General Martin Dempsey’s recent visit to China signals that both sides have thus far agreed to disagree, and that strategic mutual trust is deepening US-China military relations.
Throughout the recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it is often forgot that South Korea had an active nuclear program during the 1970s under Park Chung-hee. Given the provocations of Kim Jong-un, Ted Carpenter discusses the implications of a nuclear South Korea.
Loan growth in China’s shadow-banking system has surged in recent months, but Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng warn that without proper financial reforms this unregulated system could put the nation’s sustained growth at risk, threatening economic stability.
Why are Chinese leaders so paranoid about the United States? Ely Ratner attempts to answer this question and explains how the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army and changes to China’s national security environment will impact future relations with the US.
Escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have put a renewed focus on nuclear threats. After the release last week of a Chinese white paper on defense, James Acton draws our attention the omission of China’s no-first-use policy and explains how this newly articulated position impacts the country’s nuclear policy.
25th January 2013
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