- Marine Protected Areas in the High Seas: A Multilateral Resolution and Unilateral Quandary for Blue Carbon Conservation
Matt Geraci, Research Associate, Institute for China-America Studies (ICAS); Manager, ICAS Maritime Affairs Program
Jun 21, 2022
Marine protected areas are crucial for conserving blue carbon resources in coastal and deep-sea ecosystems, and these conservation efforts can play a crucial role in reaching multilateral treaties and mitigating conflict in areas such as the South China Sea.
Da Wei, Director of Center for International Strategy and Security; Professor at Tsinghua University
Jun 16, 2022
Up till now, the fighting has been going on for over 100 days, with the two warring sides still in an offensive and defensive stalemate. Questions about this ongoing crisis can be listed in a long line, most of which no one can answer at this time. Yet among all the uncertainties, one thing is certain: what the Russian troops crossed on February 24 was not simply the land border between Russia and Ukraine, but rather more symbolically, the River Rubicon of the post-cold war international order.
Yang Wenjing, Research Professor, Institute of American Studies, CICIR
Jun 15, 2022
The Chinese foreign minister’s 10-day trip brought concrete answers that addressed the real needs of Pacific Island countries. But voices in the West continue to emphasize a negative view of China’s intentions — even trying to lock China and the United States into a cold war framework.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation
Jun 11, 2022
The BRICS and Quad organizations, led by China and the U.S. respectively, have begun making competing overtures to nations in Asia in an attempt to counter each other’s influence.
Wang Yiwei, Jean Monnet Chair Professor, Renmin University of China
Jun 10, 2022
At first glance, the Ukraine conflict has some loose parallels to 1958, when the People’s Liberation Army shelled Kinmen without notifying Russia in advance. But while rumors of intrigue may raise eyebrows, the comparison falls apart quickly.
Nie Wenjuan, Deputy Director of Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University
May 31, 2022
At the gathering in Washington, China was the elephant in the room. While it’s too soon to say which side has the upper hand in Southeast Asia, the summit offered a glimpse of how the competition will unfold.
Zhang Yun, Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
May 31, 2022
Thirteen countries in the Indo-Pacific region have joined the initiative, which indicates interest. But there are problems with the framework as presented that raise questions about its ability to succeed and endure.
Liu Chang, Assistant Research Fellow, Department for American Studies, CIIS
May 30, 2022
Lacking concrete detail, the framework is burdened by great uncertainty. Moreover, the United States seems to be sending a decoupling signal to China — a questionable strategy. If the U.S. continues along this line, it will be hard to win confidence and cooperation from countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
- How Geopolitical Conflict, Sanctions, and Covid in China Are Redefining The Future of Global Supply Chains.
Earl Carr, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CJPA Global Advisors
James Hinote, Geopolitical Strategist
May 26, 2022
Geopolitical risk, sanctions, and covid in China are redefining how we think about the future of global supply chains. Nations must start considering how to better secure their supply chains through regional trade partnerships, reshoring essential manufacturing capabilities, and sourcing goods from multiple nations and regions.
Zainab Zaheer, Development Consultant
May 20, 2022
Besides tackling COVID-19 and climate change, a unifying force within the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is undoubtedly the member countries’ response to China. As the May Quad summit is underway, analysts must assess both how the Quad will react to China as well as how China will respond to the Quad alliance.