Director, Institute of International Studies, Nanjing University
Apr 20, 2021
In a recent poll the new U.S. president’s approval among American adults was 59 percent. But on the diplomatic front, and especially on China policy, the administration’s performance has not only been mediocre but is laden with escalating risks of confrontation.
Apr 21, 2020
China and the United States managed to forge a complementary relationship since 1979, despite their disagreement about the best model of government. They need to return to the pragmatism of the past.
Apr 30, 2019
Huge changes are taking place in Western politics: unprecedentedly young or inexperienced leaders have taken power in Canada, France, Austria, Ukraine, the US, and beyond. This shift shows Western voters’ increasing dissatisfaction with traditional elites and modes of governance. While “new faces” may offer the possibility of reform, the result of inexperienced leadership, especially in the US, has been disruption and chaos.
Aug 25, 2017
Although the signing of the framework of the Code of Conduct is only a small step forward, it’s actually of great significance for China-ASEAN relations.
Nov 28, 2016
While the president-elect’s background might suggest a more commercial approach to world affairs, he is likely to preserve the US’ unchallengeable military advantages and strategic dominance – including some form of the “pivot to Asia”.
Apr 10, 2013
China appears to be fed up with North Korea’s belligerent attitude and reckless threats of nuclear war, but does this necessarily mean China will abandon it’s long-time ally? Zhu Feng examines the possibility of a radical policy shift by China and whether Kim Jong-un’s regime has gone too far with its latest saber rattling.
Dec 18, 2012
North Korea’s satellite launch last week will surely cause the spiraling escalation of tension in the region, and even risk tumbling inter-Korea ties down cliff.
Jan 02, 2012
With the state funeral and national condolence staged on 28-29 December 2011, clamor and mourning caused by death of Kim Jong Il, late top leader of N. Korea, s
Feb 14, 2011
N. Korea drastically upped the ante on 23 November 2010 by using artillery to attack the Yeongpyeong Islands, killing 2 civilians and 2 S. Korean marines and wo