Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Dec 11, 2017
Is Trump’s Asia policy really that different from his predecessors’?
Aug 25, 2017
Recently, the US Secretaries of State and Defense announced a policy of “strategic accountability” on North Korea. What are the key components of this policy, and is it really anything new?
Aug 24, 2017
Trump is trying to compensate for his diplomatic handicaps in Asia by stirring up antagonism against China. It won’t work.
May 04, 2017
The new president seeks economic advantages in the Asia-Pacific, though his approach is very different from Obama’s in ends and means. He has reset the goals for US trade, focusing on the more short-term, inward-looking national interest based on more jobs and investments for US. But all in all, there is more continuity than change in what we’ve seen of the administration’s policy in the region.
Mar 27, 2017
Given the domestic pressures faced by the major players, especially the US, in the near future, we can only expect an extension of the current dilemma.
Oct 27, 2016
While the outgoing US president has been visionary in his effort to refurbish America’s image abroad, his embrace of rules-based order — with its traditional domination by Washington — can look very much like business as usual.
Feb 02, 2016
There are voices inside China as well as the US that urge Beijing to punish North Korea’s “bad behavior” more harshly. But China and the US interpret the very end and means of the situation differently, In China’s mind, the situation is more a US responsibility rather than China’s, and use of coercion as the dominant tool has been proved ineffective.
Nov 27, 2013
After a few months of maintaining a low profile in its rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, the Obama administration appears to be revitalizing this initiative, writes Yang Wenjing.
Oct 18, 2013
The joint statement signed at Tokyo Security Consultative Committee meeting earlier this month has not only influenced the dynamics of US-Japan relations but also functioned as a warning on recent provocations by China. Yang Wenjing articulates on the significances of the statement for the U.S., Japan and China.
Sep 06, 2012
Clinton’s ongoing visit to the Asia-Pacific brings nothing new. It’s just another round of furtherance of the so-called “Asia pivot” strategy, which, along with smart power, will be the two legacies left by this most diligent Secretary of Sate in the US history, since she will quit her job whether Obama is president or not the next year.