Nov 20 , 2017
President Trump has faced persistent criticism for what many see as his administration's lack of an Asia policy, but during his trip to Asia, he hinted at what might become the seeds of a new American strategy: a focus on the "Indo Pacific" as opposed to the "Asia Pacific."
Wu Zhenglong Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Nov 17 , 2017
The US has proposed a quadrilateral security mechanism with Japan, India, and Australia to contain China. This initiative will fail.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Nov 13 , 2017
Shinzo Abe’s reelection as prime minister provides a favorable climate for both Donald Trump’s first presidential visit to Japan and an improvement of Chinese-Japanese-U.S. relations.
Oct 31 , 2017
China has fired back at the Trump administration’s plans for a new “Indo Pacific” strategy to counter Beijing’s growing economic and sec
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Oct 13 , 2017
Prime Minister Abe has taken merely the first step in a potentially long reconciliation process. However, both countries should put the indefensible past behind them. Making Asia more stable and peaceful would benefit America as well. Both China and Japan should recognize that shared interests in the future are more important than bitter antagonisms of the past.
Kemel Toktomushev Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Oct 04 , 2017
Despite the uncharacteristic competitiveness of the upcoming Kyrgyz presidential election, both candidates have similar foreign policy goals: rapprochement with Russia and deepening financial ties to China.
Richard Javad Heydarian author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific"
Sep 27 , 2017
For years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has come under fire for its supposed inefficacy and muted response to major flashpoints in its own backyard. Yet, the rekindled tension on the Korean Peninsula, which is threatening regional security across the Asia-Pacific region, has forced the regional body to take a tougher stance. ASEAN is in a unique position to facilitate the return of conflicting parties to the negotiating table.
Ma Jiali Director, China Reform Forum
Sep 15 , 2017
Both sides have stood down on Donglang, but China and India both have a lot to do to repair their strained relationship.
Zhou Bo Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Sep 15 , 2017
The US is spending naval resources it can ill-afford patrolling the Western Pacific. These patrols serve no useful purpose and only raise the risk of conflict with the Chinese Navy.
Sajjad Ashraf Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
Sep 14 , 2017
The U.S. may be the strongest state militarily, but it needs regional players like China, Iran, Russia and Pakistan to make success of its policy choices on Afghanistan. Operationally it needs to rely on Pakistani ports and road networks to resupply American troops in Afghanistan.