Lu Yaodong Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Feb 28 , 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the political support of right wing conservative forces, is seeking to amend Article 9 of the Constitution, which stipulates that Japan is no longer able to maintain a standing army, navy and air force, and forfeits all rights to belligerency.
Robert Manning Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center of Atlantic Council
Feb 17 , 2014
The philosopher George Santayana warned that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Both Japan and China need to think of the promise of an Asian century and the stakes of continued antagonism, and begin to shape a future that serves their mutual long-term interests.
Stephen Harner Former US State Department Official
Jan 14 , 2014
The tense atmosphere in the Asia-Pacific has only intensified with China’s announcement of new fishing rules and an ADIZ in disputed waters. However, as Stephen Harner points out, China’s actions were necessary given regional security threats and unproductive military-to-military dialogue with the US.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jan 09 , 2014
North Korea has never been an easy ally for the People’s Republic of China. With the execution of Jang Song-taek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle and supposed mentor, Beijing’s uncertain clout in Pyongyang is at risk.
Zhang Tuosheng Chairman of Academic Committee and Director of Foreign Policy Center, CFISS
Jan 04 , 2014
Zhang Tuosheng lays out a path for East Asia to secure the peace and development it has enjoyed since the end of the Cold War and to consolidate and develop its nebulous security order featuring pluralism, cooperation and coexistence.
Zheng Wang Director of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Dec 27 , 2013
China’s announcement of its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) surprised the world. And the strong response from the international community surprised China.
Margaret Lewis Associate Professor, Seton Hall Law School
Dec 12 , 2013
The already tense atmosphere in the East China Sea ratcheted up a notch when China declared a new air defense identification zone, writes Margaret Lewis, and the political realities of this increasingly tough neighborhood are frightening.
Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Dec 04 , 2013
As the escalating standoff in the East China Sea continues, Tom Watkins urges calm in Beijing, Tokyo, and throughout Asia.
Ma Jun Research Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Dec 04 , 2013
Chinese government announced the establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone on November 23. Ma Jun underscores the political implications of the new Chinese ADIZ in terms of national security, international rules and Sino-Japanese relations.
Clifford Kiracofe Former Senior Staff Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Dec 03 , 2013
Washington's maladroit handling of China's newly announced Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) unnecessarily muddies the waters and raises tensions over the East China Sea. Rather than reacting calmly in a diplomatic manner, the US immediately militarized the situation by sending B-52 bombers into China's zone.