The concern over terrorism is the least common denominator among advanced and emerging economies. Unipolar responses are no longer effective, as evidenced by the Boston marathon bombings. Multipolar counter-terrorist cooperation is essential to peaceful global order.
Zhou Bo writes that the success of General Martin Dempsey’s recent visit to China signals that both sides have thus far agreed to disagree, and that strategic mutual trust is deepening US-China military relations.
Throughout the recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it is often forgot that South Korea had an active nuclear program during the 1970s under Park Chung-hee. Given the provocations of Kim Jong-un, Ted Carpenter discusses the implications of a nuclear South Korea.
Why are Chinese leaders so paranoid about the United States? Ely Ratner attempts to answer this question and explains how the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army and changes to China’s national security environment will impact future relations with the US.
Escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have put a renewed focus on nuclear threats. After the release last week of a Chinese white paper on defense, James Acton draws our attention the omission of China’s no-first-use policy and explains how this newly articulated position impacts the country’s nuclear policy.
Secretary of State John Kerry recently traveled to China in order to encourage further pressure on Pyongyang. Although Beijing is clearly upset with North Korea, Doug Bandow believes that Zhongnanhai will only act if it is in China’s interest.
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