Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jan 07, 2022
China attaches great importance to Middle Eastern countries, with their range of ethnic and religious backgrounds, but its policies are based on right and wrong. It will not sacrifice its long-held principles and values.
Dec 09, 2021
While the United States talks about the need to prevent conflict with China, it engages purposefully in sabotage — especially regarding Taiwan and the South China Sea. While nations can design mechanisms to deal with unforeseen events, no guardrail can prevent a deliberate act.
Nov 12, 2021
If the United States is serious, it can begin by trying to establish basic trust through the removal of some sanctions. It can also push off to the future its demand to consider other issues beyond the JCPOA, which only complicate matters at this stage.
Oct 26, 2021
In pivoting to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. could undermine its own global leadership by turning away from Europe and the Middle East, where trust in the U.S. security blanket has eroded. Countries in those places are edging increasingly toward self-reliance.
Sep 19, 2021
America’s wounds are wholly self-inflicted, and it has only itself to blame. Many betrayals have been committed over the last two decades, including some against its own allies, undermining their trust.
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.