Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Jun 11, 2013
Japan’s recent foreign policies have put a strain on the potential US-Japan-South Korea trilateral relationship. If right wing Japanese nationalists remain in power and continue the exploitation of the US-Japan relationship, the US may need to adjust its policy.
Charles Tannock, Foreign Affairs Coordinator for the European Conservatives and Reformists in the European Parliament
Jun 01, 2013
Disputes over territorial sovereignty are among the thorniest of all diplomatic disagreements. While the sovereignty disputes in the South and East China Seas involve seemingly non-negotiable claims, the resources surrounding the islands can nevertheless be shared, nurturing habits of closer regional cooperation in the process.
Liu Jiangyong, Vice Director, Tsinghua University
May 15, 2013
From nationalizing disputed territory to visiting controversial war shrines and justifying the egregious treatment of women in wartime, aggressive actions and over-the-top statements by Japanese politicians will only exacerbate future problems between China and Japan.
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Apr 19, 2013
While both China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hope to forge closer ties with the United States, Sheila Smith notes the two leaders are showing some signs of diplomatic overtures.
Feng Zhaokui, Honorary Academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Apr 15, 2013
Despite Shintaro Ishihara’s clamors for war between Japan and China, Feng Zhaokui writes that the existence of disputes should be the very reason for enhanced people-to-people and even official exchanges to smooth over the Sino-Japanese relationship.
Michael Swaine, Senior Associate,Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace
Apr 13, 2013
Maritime disputes constitute the single likeliest source of instability and military conflict with China, says Swaine. He explains the primary drivers of tension in the East and South China Seas and identifies steps Washington can take to reduce the risk of hostilities.
Zhang Junshe, Researcher, PLA Naval Military Academic Research Institute
Apr 02, 2013
Fire-control radar row is Tokyo's attempt to get more overt outside support and push for constitutional change.
Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyere, Assistant Editor at Foreign Policy
Mar 22, 2013
As China’s new leadership appears to be be making efforts to dial down tensions with Japan over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, could a war between China and Japan be inadvertently sparked by a maritime accident?
Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official
Mar 21, 2013
Despite high tensions and risks between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, finding the way out may lead to constructing a new U.S.-China-Japan geopolitical order with better prospects for maintaining regional peace and security.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
Mar 20, 2013
While tensions on the Korean Peninsula have gained widespread attention, Ted Galen Carpenter posits that the greater threat to stability comes from territorial disputes between Japan, China and Taiwan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.