- 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.
- Ted Galen Carpenter , Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 26 , 2016U.S. leaders have become complacent about Taiwan. Americans need to ask themselves what level of risk they are willing to take to defend Taiwan. The U.S. is obligated to assist the island under the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, and as China grows stronger militarily, Taiwan deserves more attention than it is receiving in the U.S.
- Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jul 26 , 2016The U.S. Defense Department recently announced that the U.S. Forces Korea Command will station a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in the Republic of Korea (ROK) as a defensive measure against North Korea. But Russian and Chinese representatives have expressed concern about how THAAD could affect strategic stability, alliance relations, and global influence.
- Ji Yixin , Research Fellow, SIIS
Jul 25 , 2016Tsai Ing-wen should give up unrealistic expectations on the US-Japan “values alliance”, and reconsider Taiwan’s role in the South China Sea issue. It’s not too late for her to look at the history of the Chinese nation and link up that history with Taiwan’s future and corresponding rights to Taiping Island.