Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 15 , 2019
As Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election approaches, both the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuomintang Party (KMT) face divisive, close-fought primary battles among multiple candidates. Growing political volatility in Taiwan poses a major threat to Washington’s cautious balancing between Taipei and Beijing.
He Wenping Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Apr 29 , 2019
In an echo of the Arab Spring of 2011, societal earthquakes in Algeria and Sudan shocked North Africa, ousting strongmen who had ruled for decades. The fallen presidents’ fate reveals the importance of the military in Arab societies and the central role of economic development as the foundation of political stability.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Apr 11 , 2019
In the contested South China Sea, there are increasing concerns about public agendas fueled by private interests. The structures of Albert del Rosario's think-tank and its many bedfellows are a case in point.
Zhang Tuosheng Chairman of Academic Committee and Director of Foreign Policy Center, CFISS
Apr 10 , 2019
Despite rising tension across the Taiwan Strait, Tsai has not rushed to seek independence, while the mainland has maintained its patient policy. Thus no crisis has yet emerged — still, Taiwan, mainland China, and the US should all strive to relax tension and resume peaceful cross-strait development to avoid a new cold war.
Ramses Amer Associated Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden
Li Jianwei Director and Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Apr 04 , 2019
As it wrestles with Brexit, Britain is recommitting itself militarily to the Asia-Pacific, where it once had numerous colonies and today has key trading partners. But the UK’s naval actions, part of an effort to assert itself as “Global Britain,” may serve to rankle China and the broader region.
Wu Zurong Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 03 , 2019
Economic clout shifting to emerging economies, combined with great power peace, have begun to challenge the United States’ alliance strategy: for many longtime allies, the military aspect of national interest no longer comes first.
Ma Shikun Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Mar 22 , 2019
Whenever the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and National People’s Congress (NPC) hold their annual sessions in March, the subject of Chinese military spending features prominently in US media as evidence of the growing “China threat.” This year is no exception.
Chen Pingping Deputy director of the Research Center for Maritime Economy
Mar 22 , 2019
On January 2nd this year, after President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the “Message to Compatriots in Taiwan” that called for Chinese unification, the two sides of the Taiwan Strait set off to explore the two-system solution to the Taiwan question.
Minxin Pei Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Mar 15 , 2019
The new cold war against China will be won not through ideology or even weaponry, but through the deployment of economic incentives to wage a geopolitical struggle.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Mar 15 , 2019
China should participate in official discussions regarding its nuclear employment and targeting doctrines and, like Russia and the United States, make public the number of China’s nuclear warheads and delivery systems.