Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
Jun 16, 2015
Just as U.S. President Bill Clinton expressed to Chinese President Jiang Zemin in 1996, both countries need to rely on the common interests of combating climate change and strengthening mutual security. This can happen with improved and people-to-people interaction.
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
May 21, 2015
The 70th anniversary of WWII is a good time to reflect on global governance and progress in ending colonialism, while promoting peace. More nations need to observe the basic norms of the World Charter, the institutional structures must be adapted to new threats, and representation by smaller nations must be more equal.
Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official
Apr 22, 2015
The Obama administration’s “rebalance to Asia” policy launched in 2010 has turned toward militaristic power-based containment rather than engagement. The Council of Foreign Relations has suggested that the U.S. boost military budgets with its allies, and diminish trade with China, a dangerous and misguided strategy that resembles Cold War tactics.
Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor, US Naval War College
Feb 06, 2015
The recent announcement by the Pentagon to pause the expansion of mil-to-mil exchanges with China hearkens to the anachronistic Cold War attitudes of creating and dehumanizing an enemy. China and the U.S. will likely have disagreements related to overlapping issues, but the need for cooperation on mutual global issues is necessary to avoid reckless encounters.
Dec 09, 2014
There are several scenarios for military regional order in the Pacific, but “collective security” would be the most desirable strategic choice for regional countries. Existing organizations and communications platforms, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, provide a good foundation for this military order and continued economic integration in the Pacific.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Nov 10, 2014
As U.S. relations with Russia continue to deteriorate, Russia has turned to China in search of a regional ally that can counterbalance the U.S.-led NATO bloc. Now, Ted Galen Carpenter explains how China has two foreign policy objectives at risk due to the increased tensions.
Jun 28, 2014
Tim Robbins’ recent rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Beijing attempted to relate to present-day waves of violence throughout the world by emphasizing a need for ‘the power of love’, but given the turmoil in Eastern Europe, Thailand, the Middle East, and in China’s maritime vicinity, the concept of ‘order’ might be a more necessary emphasis.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Nov 06, 2013
The decision of the Turkish government to purchase its first long-range air and missile defense system from a Chinese corporation rather than competing U.S., European, and Russian systems has aroused much attention. However, this decision is unsurprising given Ankara’s longstanding desire to gain as much foreign defense technology as possible for the lowest cost.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Oct 08, 2013
The US should help NATO countries work together with countries in the East for the benefit of world peace, writes Wu Zurong. Whether to sow discord and create new divisions between the East and the West, or to increase mutual understanding and cooperation between them is a serious test.