Luo Liang, Assistant Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Aug 28, 2017
Trump has proven tougher on the South China Sea than his predecessor. So long as China plays its cards right, though, it doesn’t really matter what he does.
Yang Wenjing, Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 24, 2017
Trump is trying to compensate for his diplomatic handicaps in Asia by stirring up antagonism against China. It won’t work.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Aug 11, 2017
As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror’s new battlefront. In order to contain the terror and sustain the Asian Century, new kind of cooperation is needed between the ASEAN, the U.S., China, and other major powers in the region and the Middle East.
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Aug 03, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which marks its 50th anniversary this month, comprises the world’s seventh-largest economy, on track to become the fourth largest by 2050. ASEAN’s approach may turn out to be the way of the future, enabling other fractious regions to develop sturdy bonds of cooperation.
Fan Gaoyue, Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Aug 03, 2017
As the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops over a disputed border in the Himalayas enters its second month, the world is asking: who does this contested area truly belong true? By examining existing evidence, we can find an answer and begin on the road to peace.
Brahma Chellaney, Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jul 31, 2017
There has always been tension between China and India, but the recent standoff between troops of both armies at the border of Tibet, Bhutan, and Sikkim has only added fuel to the fire. Now, through the use of psychological warfare in addition to various other strategies, China hopes to intimidate India into backing down.
Yao Yunzhu, Retired Major General, Chinese People’s Liberation Army
Jul 31, 2017
The standoff between Chinese and Indian soldiers on a remote Himalayan plateau entered well into its 2nd month. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesmen delivered one strong wording statement after another, calling for the withdrawal of the Indian troops and warning against miscalculations and unrealistic illusions of the Indian side.
Su Jingxiang, Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Jul 27, 2017
Almost a month after Indian troops entered Chinese territory, China has remained restrained and tolerant has fully demonstrated its sincerity for preserving Chinese-Indian friendship. As long as our side stays reasonable, restrained and proceeds from our best interests as well as concern about friendly bilateral ties, it is possible to narrow our differences, resolve our disputes.
Sourabh Gupta, Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jul 25, 2017
The Modi government must reflect on the political drivers that have incited China to construct a road of marginal military value against a charged political backdrop. Hard as it might appear on surface to comprehend, the standoff is only secondarily about territory; principally, it is about the politics of the bilateral relationship.
Zheng Yongnian, Professor of East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Jul 24, 2017
Since reform and opening up, Chinese academia has focused its research on China-US relations: In both economic and scientific fields, China is chasing after the US and India is chasing after China. We must not forget about those who are after us by setting our eyes only on those ahead.