Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Sep 03, 2021
The world should thank Joe Biden for being straight about the aim of the America’s intervention in Afghanistan. It’s yet another wake-up call that reveals the truth about America’s approach to foreign policy. Uncle Sam will always be for himself.
Charles C. Krulak, A Retired Four-star General, Former Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
Alex Friedman, Former Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Aug 24, 2021
In the year 2034, the United States and China become embroiled in a series of military conflicts that escalate into a devastating tactical nuclear war. Other countries – including Russia, Iran, and India – get involved. Suddenly, the world is on the verge of World War III.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Aug 24, 2021
Japan’s strong ties to the West have benefited its economy and global standing in the Pacific Rim for the better part of a century. Now, as China gains power and grows bolder, Japan’s next moves will test the stability of China-Japan relations.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
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.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Aug 23, 2021
Reassuring verbal messages from high levels in the United States government regarding China are nice to hear but are little more than public relations. American credibility is so poor that few believe such statements are sincere. Actions speak louder than words, and they tell a different story.
Tao Wenzhao, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Aug 18, 2021
The United States has been unsuccessful in its attempts to rally Southeast Asia against China. In recent months, it has mounted a transparent effort to curry favor in the region. But nobody wants to choose between major trading powers. They’d rather keep their options open.
Richard Javad Heydarian, Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Aug 12, 2021
The U.S. has seemingly pulled out all the stops to advance its agenda in Southeast Asia, hoping to entice countries away from China. Yet, as members of China’s neighborhood, ASEAN members will find it hard to create distance between themselves and China, literally and figuratively.
Chen Deming, CCG Honorary Chair, Director of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, Former Minister of Commerce
Aug 12, 2021
China-U.S. relations are the main stress point in the present-day world, and the U.S. has yet to accept China’s bottom lines. While chilly political relations and warm economic ones are the new normal, it is still possible for the two to meet halfway.
Ma Xiaoye, Board Member and Founding Director, Academy for World Watch
Aug 10, 2021
China and United States should distinguish between strategic competition and a struggle for supremacy, as doing so would help avoid stepping over a boundary line beyond which competition turns into a drive for hegemony and world domination.
Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Aug 09, 2021
During the four decades of the Cold War, the United States had a grand strategy focused on containing the power of the Soviet Union. Yet by the 1990s, following the Soviet Union’s collapse, America had been deprived of that pole star. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, US President George W. Bush’s administration tried to fill the void with a strategy that it called a “global war on terror.” But that approach provided nebulous guidance and led to long US-led wars in marginal places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2017, the US has returned to “great-power competition,” this time with China.