Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Aug 23, 2021
For a decade, the focus of the United States has shown a high degree of continuity, starting with George W. Bush and followed by Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden. But America is now paying greater attention to detail and adding new features to its geostrategic approach.
Aug 03, 2021
Kurt Campbell, coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region on the U.S. National Security Council, added some clarity recently on United States policy regarding the island. The Biden administration’s policy review appears to be finished, and it’s starting to take action.
Jul 01, 2021
The new U.S. president’s opening moves were generally steady and smooth, and some were successful. But America’s deep-rooted political and social contradictions will act as a constraint during Biden’s presidency.
Jun 07, 2021
Using the buzzwords “compete, collaborate, confront” to express the U.S. approach to China is inadequate, as they fail to take nuances into account. In fact, the 3C framework has led to the Chinese view that Biden’s approach is too negative and has only added to the complexity of relations.
May 08, 2021
The United States is edging ever closer to China’s red lines as it moves to enhance relations with the island. This has triggered policy discussions in the U.S. about whether to abandon strategic ambiguity and make it clear that the United States will take military action to defend Taiwan against Beijing.
Mar 24, 2021
Prudence and pragmatism should guide China’s approach in the wake of initial talks that featured some hard-nosed rhetoric. Whether the meeting kick-starts new China-U.S. engagement or only serves to maintain — or even heighten — tensions remain to be seen.
Mar 10, 2021
A conversation between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on Feb. 11 offered hope of a healthy, renewed relationship built on patterns established over many decades. The two countries have always found a way to move forward, despite occasional setbacks.
Dec 28, 2020
While pursuing cautious containment, the U.S. will want to avoid major military frictions. Biden may re-emphasize the role of military exchanges with China, which will create opportunities for military dialogue and exchanges at all levels.
Nov 30, 2020
The outcome of the 2020 presidential election turned on racial and religious pivot points. And, except for the White House, Republican performance actually improved in many ways.
Sep 24, 2020
Once again the annual assessment is filled with unfounded suspicion and smears. Nevertheless, with relations at low ebb between China and the United States, relations between the two militaries will be the key to peace.