In response to the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea’s third nuclear test conducted on 12 February, 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new resolution on March 7 to impose additional sanctions on the country.
The stronger the Sino-US bridge built for cooperation, the more peaceful the waters will be, and the more stable and prosperous the Asia-Pacific region will become, writes Zhao Weibin.
Bilateral cooperation on Resolution 2094 ushered in a good start for the relationship under the new Chinese leadership and the start of President Obama’s second term.
As vested interests and established powers continue to distort China’s economy, Zhang Monan highlights three areas of Chinese society where reforms would provide equality and opportunity for socio-economic development while allowing growth.
After World War II, its relations with the United States have been at the core of Japan’s foreign and security policies. However, there have been two different opinions within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on the relationship.
In the kaleidoscopic world of power politics in Asia, Franz-Stefan Gady argues that the US pivot to Asia may yield the unintentional consequences of fostering closer strategic ties between China and India.
Energy has long been both the bane and the favored instrument in the foreign policy of governments. Yet, for the US, fortunes are changing and the goal of former President Nixon’s Project Independence looks soon to be realized.
The release of the Mandiant report may become an opportunity for China and the U.S. to open a pragmatic dialogue on cyber issues as well as in the military area, writes Li Zheng.
Replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, John Kerry has large shoes to fill. While Kerry’s confirmation offers hope to many that US-China relations will improve over the next four years, many wonder whether the seasoned foreign affairs expert will assert a more positive relationship or simply follow the Obama administration’s lead.
25th January 2013
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