Richard Javad Heydarian Philippine-based academic
Oct 24, 2018
Amid American retrenchment and Chinese expansion in Asia, the middle powers of the region are moving to reshape the region in their own image.
Jake Sotiriadis Air Force intelligence officer
Sep 04, 2018
China is rapidly emerging as a major exporter of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology and is developing command, control, communications, and intelligence networks in order to employ these systems in a broader offensive capacity. The future weaponization of these systems and their subsequent employment in disputed areas such as the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands carries significant implications.
Jun 08, 2018
Move to stop accidental conflicts by air or sea is latest sign of warming relations.
Giulio Pugliese King’s College London, War Studies
Mar 29, 2018
The “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” strategy is aimed at deterring Chinese coercion by deepening alliances and strategic partnerships. To this end, Japan has enhanced military cooperation with partners such as the United States and India to balance against Beijing’s more assertive foreign and security policy under Xi Jinping.
Jan 15, 2018
Japan’s defense minister criticized China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealthy nuclear submarine close to disputed islands claimed by Japan and China, saying the action had stoked tension.
Ryan Hass David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dec 20, 2017
Despite its lower profile, the dispute in the East China Sea may carry greater risk of drawing the United States into conflict with China than the various disputes in the South China Sea.
He Yafei Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Aug 16, 2016
Asia is famous for its multiple civilizations and their core value systems that have guided Asian nations since ancient times. Recent decades have seen China making great contributions to regional economic growth and unity with its peaceful and rapid development. Common development will always be the hallmark of this great region.
Andi Zhou Program Assistant, EastWest Institute
Jun 24, 2015
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea — so why is the East China Sea so calm?
George Koo Retired International Business Consultant and Contributor to Asia Times
May 06, 2015
Japan’s PM Abe’s amnesia toward past military crimes and general xenophobia calls into question whether a U.S. alliance with Japan is in the U.S.’s best interest – especially in dealing with the challenges on the Korean peninsula.
Zhang Tuosheng Member of Academic Committee of Huazhi Institute for Global Governance, Nanjing University
Apr 09, 2015
Previous U.S.-China issues of friction are becoming magnified again: Taiwai-Strait militarization, tension on the Korean Peninsula, maritime tension in the East and South China Seas, and security issues in cyberspace. Zhang Tuosheng calls on both nations to improve their desire to not seek conflict as a solution, strengthen and improve their liaison mechanism, enhance the role of research, and hold joint meetings.