- 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.
- He Yafei , former Vice Minister, State Council Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs
Aug 16 , 2016Asia is famous for its multiple civilizations and their core value systems that have guided Asian nations since ancient times. Recent decades have seen China making great contributions to regional economic growth and unity with its peaceful and rapid development. Common development will always be the hallmark of this great region.
- Rogier Creemers , Research Officer, Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy
Aug 16 , 2016The Chinese government published its national cyber strategy, which aims to transform it into a strong Internet power within this century. It will have a considerable impact on how China will attempt not only to reshape the architecture information and communication technologies at home, but also how it will position itself in global strategic terms.
- Zhao Weibin , Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Aug 12 , 2016Cooperation in non-security areas is stimulating more opportunities in security areas, despite efforts by third parties to diminish strategic trust between the two navies.
- Wu Sike , Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Jul 28 , 2016Cyberspace is an open society without national boundaries, in which no one should have special privileges. Equal participation and joint efforts by all governments, particularly China and the US, with support from companies and citizens, is critical if the cyberspace war against terrorism is to be won.
- Doug Bandow , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 28 , 2016Taiwan long has been one of the globe’s most dangerous tripwires. Would the U.S. really risk Los Angeles for Taipei, as one Chinese general famously asked? Washington officials hope never to have to answer that question, but the recent Taiwanese missile misfire offers a dramatic reminder of the danger of guaranteeing other nations’ security.