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.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Jun 21, 2019
The US-China rivalry constitutes a new formidable challenge to Southeast Asia’s cohesion, so they should continue to engage all powers and reinforce consensus among themselves.
Wang Hanling, Director of National Center for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Jul 11, 2016
The US “freedom of navigation” operations are nothing but an exercise of double standards and selective enforcement, as evidenced by the uneven treatment of Japan and China. The operations’ real purpose is to ensure American interests. The professed aim of upholding international law or UNCLOS is just a façade.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jun 23, 2016
Escalating tensions regarding the Asian-Pacific territorial disputes and other security issues make clear that we need a new approach to dealing with these regional questions. Recent weeks have seen renewed Chinese-U.S. military incidents, stalemated China-U.S. security talks, and a failed China-ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 19, 2015
There is increasing commentary among the chattering classes about the importance of making China “pay a price” for its aggressive behavior, but the possibility of miscalculation and misjudgment makes it even more important that all participants step back from confrontation.
Chen Xiangyang, Director and Research Professor, CICIR
Jun 15, 2015
In its eagerness to reassert its supremacy in the Asia Pacific, Washington risks losing its balance amid competing strategic goals, by forcing a position that is neither fair nor legally supportable in a region far from its shores.
Zhao Minghao, Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Jun 12, 2015
The U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue, the seventh of its kind, will take place soon amidst an increasing rivalry between the two countries. Ensuring stable peace and continued prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region will require both countries to replace their self-serving interpretations of the other’s strategic intentions with more sober assessments.
Curtis S. Chin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Jun 26, 2014
Given recent territorial moves by China, as well as heightened aggressive rhetoric, Curtis Chin analyzes the parallels between China currently and Japan as it existed in the past. Additionally, Chin asserts that the world’s powers should work to lower tensions so that peace and prosperity can exist in the Asia-Pacific region.
Alessio Patalano, Director, Asian Security & Warfare Research Group
Jun 23, 2014
Following this year’s Shangri-la Dialogue, Alessio Patalano examines U.S. and Japanese tensions with China, provides insight into China’s current disputes in the East and South China Seas, and recommends a policy of engagement to create a more effective security environment in East Asia.
Eric Li, Venture Capitalist
Jun 06, 2014
It is a bad idea in seeking to single out China as the enemy and let Abe’s “New Japanese” to lead the regional alliance in Asia, says Eric Li.