- Susan Ariel Aaronson , Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Sep 29 , 2016In 1985, historian Walter McDougall wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning history of the Space Race. Therein, he argued that the space race wasn’t simply a competition between two nations to get into space, but rather a competition between two different systems and worldviews. The U.S. and China may be experiencing a similar phenomenon in cyberspace today.
- Zhou Bo , Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Sep 28 , 2016The joint operations provide Chinese forces valuable opportunities to test their skills and tactics. But if the West is really concerned with China and Russia’s intentions behind these drills, it needs some soul-searching to ask what “common threats’ have driven the two countries to get closer faster than anticipated.
- Yin Chengde , Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Sep 27 , 2016In the face of risks and disagreements, the two sides should restart negotiations, and sincerely embark on the road of resolving both the unsettled state of war from the 1950s and the current stalemate over the THAAD deployment in South Korea.
- Jia Chunyang , Assistant Research Fellow, CICIR
Sep 24 , 2016In the wake of the recent embassy attack in Kyrgyzstan, China should not only continue strengthening anti-terror and stability-preservation efforts at home, but also pay greater attention to overseas terrorist threats, and improve its overseas anti-terror capacities.
- Jin Liangxiang , Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Sep 15 , 2016Constructive mediation rather than military intervention is urgently needed, but first all parties must be realistic about the situation on the ground, and open to a political transition through negotiation.
- Tang Lan , Deputy Director, Institute of Information and Social Development, CICIR
Sep 08 , 2016The US government recently announced it would transfer governance of the Internet to the “global multi-stakeholder community” on Oct 1. This is a major step forward in global Internet governance reform since in March 2014, when the US National Communications and Information Administration formally declared it would surrender control over ICANN.
- Kemel Toktomushev , Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Aug 31 , 2016At this stage, it will be premature to immediately associate the blast at the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek with the larger context of ethnic separatism in China or Islamic radicalism in Central Asia, despite the high likelihood that Uighur separatist groups will be blamed for the attack in Kyrgyzstan. In general, this blast comes as an unpleasant and unexpected surprise both for Kyrgyzstan and China.
- Edward Linczer , Research Associate, American Enterprise Institute
Aug 26 , 2016Security assistance is a tangible means of bolstering partner nations’ ability to fend off Chinese maritime coercion. If the U.S. truly seeks to shift its strategic weight to the Asia-Pacific, it must consider ways to rebalance its security assistance programs to enable its maritime Southeast Asian partners, as they defend the front lines.
- Ian Armstrong , Senior Analyst, Global Risk Insights
Aug 19 , 2016The author argues that the agreement to deploy THAAD to South Korea may mark the first major step in a slow shift towards more strategically mandated Chinese missile development.
- Yang Xiyu , Senior Fellow, China Institute of Int'l Studies
Aug 18 , 2016No matter how the wrangling over THAAD evolves, it will ignite strategic gaming as well as new and high military technology competition among major powers. Pentagon planners may be rejoicing over the ROK decision to embrace the American project, but the US will have no control over the reaction to the deployment.