An Gang Research Fellow, Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University
Jun 28 , 2019
Xi’s recent visit to Kim Jong-un affirmed China-North Korea ties—Beijing will not break with Pyongyang to appease the US. However, China can still play a constructive role in encouraging a new round of Xi-Trump talks to lay the foundations for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Zhao Weibin Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jun 27 , 2019
US withdrawal from the INF provokes anxiety in Europe and Asia and threatens to unleash a renewed global arms race. But all is not lost — there are still opportunities to rebuild trust and salvage the treaty.
Richard Javad Heydarian Philippine-based academic
Jun 06 , 2019
While unable to alter Duterte’s diplomatic strategy towards China, the influential and largely autonomous Philippine defense establishment is conducting a parallel China policy of its own. The result is a dualistic foreign policy, combining both engagement and deterrence.
Tian Shichen Vice President & Senior Research Fellow, Grandview Institution
May 23 , 2019
Maritime legal controversies in the South China Sea are not as bad as they are often characterized. However, divides are exacerbated by American unwillingness to accept international standards such as the UN Law of the Sea — and made worse by the Eurocentric bias of current international law, which has long ignored Asian cultures and traditions.
He Wenping Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Apr 29 , 2019
In an echo of the Arab Spring of 2011, societal earthquakes in Algeria and Sudan shocked North Africa, ousting strongmen who had ruled for decades. The fallen presidents’ fate reveals the importance of the military in Arab societies and the central role of economic development as the foundation of political stability.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Apr 11 , 2019
In the contested South China Sea, there are increasing concerns about public agendas fueled by private interests. The structures of Albert del Rosario's think-tank and its many bedfellows are a case in point.
Ramses Amer Associated Fellow, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden
Li Jianwei Director and Research Fellow, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
Mar 14 , 2019
With big-power competition intensifying in the South China Sea region, the Philippines could be dragged into conflict. Reviewing the terms of the US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty can only provide minimal security for the entangled Philippines nation.
Fan Gaoyue Guest Professor at Sichuan University, Former Chief Specialist at PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 08 , 2019
Trump’s Taiwan policy endangers peace and stability between the Taiwan Strait and risks causing catastrophe in China-US relations. Tsai Ing-wen should not mistake Trump’s policy as US support for Taiwanese independence and should see it as it is: a way to hedge against the mainland.
Wu Zhenglong Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Mar 07 , 2019
US delegates met with the Taliban this month in what resulted in the most comprehensive discussions between the two sides to date. Despite this progress, no breakthroughs were made, and negotiators must persist. Patience is a necessary attribute when on a course towards peace.