Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Sep 05, 2023
The deepening trilateral collaboration of the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea is undermining stability on the Korean Peninsula, and recent provocative actions, will only serve to escalate tensions further. In addition, harsh rhetoric erodes the fragile trust of nations and could result in a generalized sense of insecurity.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation
Apr 18, 2023
AUKUS has laid out a plan for Australia to acquire its own SSN fleet. While the buildup of subs will take several years, submarine basing access and easing of constraints on the transfer of submarine parts and technologies to allies and partners mean that the program’s impact can be felt sooner in the Indo-Pacific, including on the Taiwan Straits hotspot.
Richard Javad Heydarian, Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Apr 04, 2023
The U.S. and China’s growing rivalry was bound to affect global relationships on multiple levels. Already having established the AUKUS program, the U.S. is also pursuing an adjacent Japan-Philippine-U.S. alliance which will add another security barrier in the Pacific, a difficult fence to raise in a region where many countries rely heavily on China for trade.
Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Feb 07, 2023
America shamelessly uses other countries to further its own agenda, disregarding their needs. It has split the world and kept it in a state of perennial conflict since World War II and is now invoking the nightmarish return of the Cold War.
Guo Chunmei, Associate Researcher, Institute of Southeast Asian and Oceanian Studies, CICIR
Feb 07, 2023
While the United States is attempting to use Australia for its own purposes, the future is bright. The island continent’s relationship with China is setting sail in a stormy environment, but emerging cooperation is certain to become both stable and durable.
Sajjad Ashraf, Former Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
Jan 31, 2023
Australia’s alignment to the West and its trade barriers with China has entrenched tensions between the two Asian countries.
Chung-in Moon , Chairman of the Sejong Institute and Vice Chair of APLN, Republic of Korea
Dec 22, 2022
We need to learn how to respect differences and live harmoniously, because not all people or cultures are alike. It’s not healthy for the new Indo-Pacific concept — which works against open regionalism — to replace the traditional notion of the Asia-Pacific.
Cao Yanzhong, Senior Colonel and Researcher, Institute of War Studies of the Academy of Military Sciences, Chinese PLA
Dec 17, 2022
The region has maintained overall security and stability for more than 40 years, largely because of the strategic rationality and sobriety of governments in the neighborhood. Major powers that want to interfere should take note.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Nov 15, 2022
Not so long ago, Australia was known for its booming economy and balanced foreign policy. Today its economy is stagnating, while the U.S. Big Defense casts a dark shadow over its foreign policy - as evidenced by nuclear escalation.
Xiao Bin, Deputy Secretary-general, Center for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Chinese Association of Social Sciences
Jul 12, 2022
The abusive use of alliances in the region will only hurt. Judging from history and current reality, peace will not flower with a China of 1.4 billion people trapped in stagnation, nor will it help to foster hostile interactions with its neighbors.