Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Jun 13, 2018
The U.S. military has renamed its Pacific Command, introducing the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) to the world. But is this a simple name change or a more significant gesture that could signal changes in the Indian-Pacific alliance structure?
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.
Xue Li, Senior Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Liu Tianyi, China Foreign Affairs University
Feb 12, 2018
Is the Trump administration’s strategy a credible threat to the Belt and Road Initiative?
Fan Gaoyue, Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Feb 02, 2018
The NSS indicates a turn towards a more confrontational United States.
Wang Fan, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
Jan 03, 2018
The United States must live with the reality that China will continue to grow stronger; any attempt to curtail China’s influence will come to naught, be it engagement or containment or “congagement”.
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Dec 22, 2017
President Donald Trump said he wanted to seek new partnerships and cooperation with allies during this Asian tour. However, “America First” is Trump’s one and only strategy, with addressing the trade deficit as its ultimate goal. The “Indo-Pacific” is a secondary priority, and the concept was proposed to help boost President Trump’s low approval rating.
Dec 19, 2017
The convergence of strategic threats to India, and the legacy of failed American policy in the region, have seen the resurgence of the once defunct Quadrilateral Security grouping. In doubling its efforts to serve as a regional counterweight to Chinese influence to ensure the sustained freedom of the seas and to stymie any Chinese efforts to gain control over crucial sea lanes to potentially block free trade, India would signal its leadership role.
Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Zhao Jianwei, Research Assistant, Peking University
Dec 15, 2017
China should start building a community with a shared future for mankind from the Asia Pacific.
Sampson Oppedisano, Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Dec 08, 2017
When a U.S. president goes on a tour of a region of the world, the goals can range from reassuring existing alliances, to encouraging the adoption of democratic values such as human rights, to working on building diplomatic relations and economic development. Not President Donald Trump.
Zhou Bo, Honorary Fellow, PLA Academy of Military Science
Dec 06, 2017
Trump has articulated a vision for the Indo-Pacific. Has he thought it through?