Malte Humpert Founder and Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute
Feb 28 , 2018
For China the Arctic represents a largely blank geoeconomic canvas outside of the United States’ sphere of influence in which it can lay the foundation today for significant economic and geopolitical rewards in the future.
Yun Sun Senior Associate with the East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
Feb 27 , 2018
The release of China’s Arctic White Paper in late January brought broad attention to China’s somewhat nascent but rapidly expanding role and interests in the Arctic region. Even though most of the information in the White Paper is not new, initiatives such as the Polar Silk Road could indicate a coming surge in China’s political and economic endeavors in the Arctic.
He Yafei Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jan 17 , 2018
Security and the economy are the two key areas of global governance. Zero-sum game thinking on these issues should be avoided at all costs.
Matt Ferchen Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Aug 29 , 2017
Book Review: Daniel W. Drezner The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. Oxford University Press, 2017.
- How India, China and the U.S. Can Best Help Nepal: Finding Hope amidst Slow-Paced Earthquake Recover
Curtis S. Chin Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
May 04 , 2017
This past month, Nepal marked two important occasions – one a tragedy, the other a growing friendship with China that may well bring new challenges of its own as this poor, land-locked nation finds its way forward amidst the geopolitics of the region.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III Independent foreign affairs and security analyst on Asia-Pacific issues
Nov 16 , 2015
The Philippine’s theme of this year's APEC Summit is “Building Inclusive Economies, Building A Better World.” Like the case for China's 2014 hosting, this 2015 agenda reflects clear Philippine domestic imperatives. As a major labor exporter, the Philippines will work well with the topic of investments in human capital development.
Kemel Toktomushev Research Fellow, University of Central Asia
Nov 12 , 2015
The SCO emerged as a convenient platform for the Central Asian leadership to preserve domestic status quo by accommodating the ambitions of both Moscow and Beijing within one framework. However, the SCO fails to project itself as an effective regional organization, and is perceived more so as a discussion forum.
Oct 15 , 2012
Increasingly harsh rhetoric and combative trade actions between China and the US have given rise to the belief both countries are inevitably headed toward a new Cold-War style confrontation. However this outdated Cold-War framework does not take into account the full extent of China-US ties and the shared incentives both countries have in seeing the other succeed.