Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jul 21, 2021
America has failed, but the effect should be modest for China, which has taken reasonable steps to eradicate the roots of extremism at home and weakened external links. Its constructive role must continue.
Jun 07, 2021
The concept is a foreign one, as China has always stressed the independence of all nation-states as they make their own decisions both domestically and regionally. Moreover, the United States will not be leaving the Middle East anytime soon.
Mar 30, 2021
The new U.S. president will want to invest hard strategic resources in the Asia-Pacific region, which will require the use of diplomatic and economic measures to maintain its strategic presence in the Middle East. The arrangement looks reasonable, but it is doomed to fail.
Feb 08, 2021
Mixing questions about nuclear reactors and missiles with matters involving Iran’s political system is a recipe for failure. Separating the issues will allow the U.S. to return to the Iran deal more easily, while addressing other concerns in a different forum.
Dec 17, 2020
Reestablishing order in the region must start with recognizing and defending sovereignty. While it is urgent that the incoming Biden administration address the Iran nuclear issue to forestall proliferation, regional order should be a top priority.
Dec 04, 2020
U.S. return to the Iran nuclear deal could be difficult. Much has changed in the world in the past four years, including the recent assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist. China’s help may be needed more than ever.
Sep 25, 2020
Two Arab states established relations with Israel in the name of peace, but the likely result will be more turmoil. Palestinians will feel ever more isolated, especially if the United States succeeds in getting more countries in the neighborhood to follow suit.
Aug 28, 2020
World conditions are not conducive to another cold war, and there’s little reason to expect one. Maybe all the talk is just U.S. rhetoric to frighten others into joining an anti-China bloc.
Jun 12, 2020
Immense economic and political support give the United States some clout when it comes to stopping deals with China. Such interference is irritating but ultimately ineffective.
Apr 27, 2020
The United States has shown leadership in virtually every global crisis — that is, until Donald Trump came along. Now the U.S. president is singlehandedly destroying his country’s reputation.