Yang Wenjing, Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Nov 20, 2019
The strategic rivalry between China and the United States is growing. To avoid conflict, the two sides need set up a model of regional coexistence.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Sep 17, 2019
Labeling China as a strategic rival, the Trump administration is working to build a four-layer network of allies and partners to encircle China. It will likely lead to an Asian version of NATO.
Luo Liang, Assistant Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Aug 26, 2019
From trade tension between South Korea and Japan to China’s positive outlook, the topics discussed at the most recent ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting spanned a variety of affairs. With the growing importance of the ASEAN region in global politics, it is important to analyze and understand the group’s discussions.
Jul 30, 2019
North Korea, South China Sea and trade fights are all on U.S. secretary of state’s agenda.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Jul 15, 2019
ASEAN realizes that geopolitical and geostrategic shifts taking place in the region will usher in both rewards and risks. But while being opportunistic, ASEAN knows the stakes are high should unbridled rivalry play out.
Richard Javad Heydarian, Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Jun 21, 2019
The behavior of both US and Chinese officials at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue signaled the end of a period of relative peace in the Indo-Pacific region. The smaller states are increasingly concerned that the two superpowers will simply stumble into war, and urge the two to find common ground on shared challenges to maintain a peaceful relationship.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Jun 08, 2019
In the Shangri-La Summit, the Trump administration introduced a new, muscular Indo-Pacific strategy, which is fueled by private interests and foreign governments - not the interests of the US, China or emerging Asia.
May 29, 2019
China is not seeking a sphere of influence in Pacific Ocean island states, President Xi Jinping told the visiting prime minister of Vanuatu amid fears in Western capitals of China’s growing role in the region.
Apr 04, 2019
The U.S. military has held talks with the Federated States of Micronesia about joint military exercises and new naval facilities.
Giulio Pugliese, King’s College London, War Studies
Feb 18, 2019
Through the use of rhetorical narratives, the American “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” is intended to be an alternative to China’s Belt & Road Initiative, emboldening counterproductive geopolitical competition in the region.