Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 31, 2022
If the United States and China went into armed conflict, it would be ruinous for both nations. The two governments must work together to find common ground, address arising issues, including tensions with Taiwan, and prevent war.
- U.S. and Australia Act Badly Over Solomon Islands: Lose PR Battle by Mimicking Chinese “Wolf Warrior” Diplomacy
May 12, 2022
China’s overtures to Pacific Island states has been met with somewhat sharp rebuffs from U.S. and Australian officials - attacks that one might say mirror China’s oft-criticized foreign relations methods. The emphasis on military force in the Pacific underscores the importance of this part of the world to the future of the international order.
Mar 22, 2022
The CCP’s 20th Congress will meet this fall. With many leadership posts expected to change hands, now is a good time to begin evaluating who Xi’s Party values, and how changes will affect the future of China.
Jan 24, 2022
The new year does not look promising for an understanding on Korean issues as U.S.-China tensions persist. Stronger cooperation and coordination is needed to ensure certain peace and stability.
Dec 08, 2021
President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping finally talked, but now comes the hard work of resolving differences and managing others to maintain the world’s most important bilateral relationship.
Nov 09, 2021
China’s image abroad is a pressing concern for its senior leadership. If they hope to expand their international influence, Chinese officials must accept criticisms of their actions or risk alienating societies who share differing values.
Oct 07, 2021
The fallout of the AUKUS deal has the potential to alter the landscape of relationships in the Pacific region. By entering a nuclear arms deal with Australia, the U.S. and U.K. are applying pressure in the showdown between China and its Western counterparts.
Sep 18, 2021
While Beijing has used Washington’s troop withdrawal out of Afghanistan to their advantage, the aftermath might put the U.S. in a better standing on the geopolitical stage.
Aug 24, 2021
North Korea has presented an issue to both China and the U.S. since the ceasefire halted the Korean War in 1953. Though both nations share common security interests regarding the Hermit Kingdom, the desired outcome may drive a wedge between them.
Jul 22, 2021
China’s “Wolf Warrior” diplomacy continues to increase suspicion and distrust abroad. China should move beyond rhetoric and work on cultivating a positive international image.