Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
May 02, 2014
At the conclusion of President Obama’s four country tour, US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific seemingly remains unchanged. Promoted as an attempt to bolster relations with allies, many saw the trip as lackluster and devoid of results. While the Obama administration will tout the visit’s success, Mel Gurtov expresses his hope for a more innovative approach in the future.
Wang Fan, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
Apr 30, 2014
President Barack Obama’s recent trip to meet with Asian allies was an attempt to reassure allies that they still have US support. In particular, President Obama’s rhetoric regarding the Diaoyu Islands has been seen as inflammatory for the region, however, his statements were simply lip service to Japan in exchange for economic concessions.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Apr 28, 2014
The US and Philippines have developed a close military relationship in recent years that the Chinese fear is an attempt to entrap or counter their influence in the region. Recent aggressive moves by the Philippines over territorial disputes have caused China to fear that this relationship will cause greater tensions in the region, and between the US and China.
Curtis S. Chin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Apr 26, 2014
President Obama's trip to Asia is an important event in the administration's "pivot" or "rebalancing" to Asia. While the pivot may be difficult, all sectors of American and Asian society will be integral in developing the bond that will make this rebalancing successful.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Apr 15, 2014
Wu Zurong urges President Obama to encourage Japan to refrain from its path of reviving militarism and instead to seek solutions through peaceful negotiations.
Ma Shikun, Senior Journalist, the People’s Daily
Mar 10, 2014
Ma Shikun addresses China’s political and economic concerns over the United States’ “return to Asia Pacific” strategy. This unease centers around three factors: U.S. military deployments targeting China, U.S. collaboration with Shinzo Abe and Benigno S. Aquino III, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Mar 03, 2014
Jin Canrong and Dong Chunling trace 35 years of Sino-US relations, and forecast opportunities for future cooperation in a new major power relationship.
Qiu Chaobing, Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Feb 26, 2014
As Secretary of State John Kerry continues his visits to South Korea, China, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, Qiu Chaobing analyzes the current issues at the forefront of the United States’ foreign policy agenda and provides insight into what developments can be expected as Kerry’s trip comes to an end.
Chen Xiangyang, Director and Research Professor, CICIR
Feb 24, 2014
The building of a “new-type of major-country relationship” between China and the United States will be more difficult in deeds than in rhetoric, writes Chen Xiangyang.
Xue Junying, Research Fellow of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Feb 21, 2014
Xue Junying discusses Secretary Kerry’s recent visit to China, highlighting the dialogue that praised China-U.S. cooperation in combatting climate change.