- Zhou Bo , Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
May 26 , 2017Maritime trade accounts for 90% of world trade, therefore international “choke points” like the Strait of Malacca are critically important for China, the largest trading nation in the world. The PLA Navy harbors no ambitions of controlling these straits, but it doesn’t want the straits to be controlled by others, either. The psychological effect of a Chinese carrier offshore would help “to subdue the enemy without using force”.
- Wang Zhen , Director of Security Studies Program, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
May 19 , 2017Even after the city’s anticipated retaking, jihadist ideas advocated by ISIS carry certain ideological appeal, which will not go away because of the group’s military defeat in the region or the deaths of its leaders. The chaotic environments of Iraq and Syria offer a rich seedbed for continued instability, recruiting and violence.
- Daniel Ikenson , Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
May 15 , 2017Affirmative findings would give the president statutory authority to raise import barriers to protect domestic sources. But invoking national security to justify protectionism is an extreme measure—the “nuclear option” of international trade law—that would generate some undesirable consequences for U.S.-China relations, as well as for the rules-based trading system itself.
- Ted Galen Carpenter , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 15 , 2017The nature of Washington’s alliance network was always based on the assumption that the United States was firmly in charge of policy decisions. The risk inherent to America’s allies from that arrangement is now becoming increasingly evident.
- Colin Moreshead , Graduate Fellow of East Asian Studies, Yale University
May 05 , 2017Currently, there is no sufficient distinction in international law or norms to be made between simple system breaches and more malicious actions that damage or destroy systems, and that will almost certainly become necessary for the United States and China alike.
- Joan Johnson-Freese , Professor, US Naval War College
May 02 , 2017If the past is any predictor of the future, then whatever capabilities the U.S. develops, other countries will as well. This has reinvigorated the current security dilemma that has long plagued space strategy based on technology defending technology, particularly in the case of the U.S. and China. It is in every country’s interest to pursue ways to enhance communication and clarify expectations of responsible actors in space with as much vigor as they do contingency warfighting plans and the development of new warfighting technologies. That, unfortunately, has not been the case, even though the last two years have seen more progress in diplomatic space efforts through the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space than any other time prior.
- Amitai Etzioni , Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
May 02 , 2017A salience-based bargain considers the salience each country considers as its core interest. When applied to China-U.S. relations, it could be helpful in making concessions on both sides in order to come to an agreement on dealing with North Korea.
- Doug Bandow , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Apr 27 , 2017There may be no better opportunity for the U.S. and Chinese governments to come to an understanding on the Korean Peninsula.
- Liu Haiyang , Research Fellow, Nanjing University
Apr 19 , 2017The apparent unilateral action in violation of international law by the U.S. sends an alarming signal to the international community. Whether this is just a one-off deal or it signals the Trump administration’s change of policy back to unilateralism, it brings unpredictable consequences to international peace and stability.
- Zhang Tuosheng , Director, China Foundation for Int'l Strategic Studies
Apr 19 , 2017China-US military relations have reached another crossroads with Donald Trump as the new US president. Whether the two sides tend to have more competition and friction or more dialogue and cooperation will shape the two countries’ overall relationship in a major way.