Fan Jishe Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 20 , 2017
Outsourcing the North Korea issue to China has never worked, and it is less likely to work this time. There is no doubt that China's cooperation and coordination is important and perhaps indispensable, but the ongoing rising tension is making the totally unwanted bombing option only more likely unless Trump gets more creative.
Eric Harwit Professor, University of Hawaii Asian Studies Program
Jul 19 , 2017
Two major American car manufacturers, Ford Motor Company and Tesla, are moving ahead with plans in China that seem a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s crusade to keep American manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Surprisingly, the companies seem to have met little resistance from the administration thus far.
Rui Wang Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Jul 13 , 2017
China has reaffirmed its schedule to launch the world’s largest “cap-and-trade” market for carbon emission permits in 2017. This national carbon market is expected to lower the cost of emission reduction, as China strives to fulfill its Paris pledge of peaking carbon emission by 2030.
Chen Jimin Associate Research Fellow, CPC Party School
Jul 13 , 2017
Japan still sees the US relationship as its diplomatic basis and top priority, especially in maintaining the stability of US-Japan alliance. But in the face of current uncertainties, it also is beginning to seek diversity in foreign affairs as a way to maximize Japan’s interests.
Joan Johnson-Freese Professor, US Naval War College
Elizabeth Frampton Independent Policy Analyst on International relations and domestic policy issues
Jul 11 , 2017
The danger that flows from Trump being an Active-Negative regarding U.S.-China relations is Trump’s propensity to take a wrecking-ball approach to past policies and approaches aimed toward maintaining a precarious regional stability. Yet now more than ever, the need to work well with China is critical given North Korea’s successful July 4th ICBM test.
Jul 11 , 2017
Following a brief "honeymoon", trade emerges as a major point of friction, especially as the 100-day trade plan concludes on July 16th.
Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
Jul 07 , 2017
Europe is a long way from a common defense structure, but the need is growing. And, ironically, the unpopular Trump may prove more of a help than a hindrance.
Wei Liang Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Jul 04 , 2017
As long as China continues to carry out its export-driven economic growth model through its strong state capitalism, then the U.S. business community will still have to face trade protectionism through non-tariff barriers, industrial policy, subsidies, and currency manipulation.
Susan Ariel Aaronson Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Jul 03 , 2017
Despite years of protectionist polices put into action by its government, the American steel industry continues to flounder. As President Trumps launches a new protectionist agenda under the guise of national security imperatives, he continues to ignore the problems that truly plague U.S. steel.
Shaun Tan Writer based in Hong Kong
Jun 30 , 2017
The message congressional Republicans took from the 2016 elections was that Republican voters like Trump and hate virtually everyone else in the Republican Party. They fear that if they ever break rank with him they’ll be voted out in the next election. Few politicians got very far by blaming the electorate or scolding them for their bad choices.