Professor, School of Arabic Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Jul 17 , 2017
Bordered by a strong yet not very friendly Russia, these countries are bearing the blows from forces against globalization. While it might be a good choice for them to cooperate with the United States to build a new political and economic bloc, it’s not clear if there is room for the United States and Russia to compete in both energy and geopolitics here.
Jul 14 , 2017
The proposal from Beijing and Moscow could push the Korea nuclear crisis out of its dead-end. Yet there is a very long way to go for that to happen, considering the deep-rooted mutual prejudices, suspicions and the extreme lack of strategic trust.
Jun 27 , 2017
As NATO and the SCO expand simultaneously, the situation will become extremely tricky and complex. Therefore, after finishing membership procedures for India and Pakistan, the SCO should refrain from considering further expansion for a while, as it digests the newly added complexities, and should concentrate on enhancing economic interactions.
Jun 12 , 2017
Tightening its belt, the US recalibrates its outreach to the rest of the world, from defense to diplomacy to peacekeeping.