Pang Zhongying, Professor, Renmin University
Oct 19, 2013
What role should China play in issues like the Syrian crisis? China’s role is to prevent the Syrian issue from becoming a deal between the US and Russia only, and to push for more international cooperation, writes Pang Zhongying.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Oct 16, 2013
Following United States military intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, Zhao Weibin lays out four reasons why the Obama administration is unlikely to undertake military action in Syria against Bashar al-Assad.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Oct 15, 2013
Both the Chinese and U.S. governments welcomed last week’s decision of the Noble Prize Committee to award the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) its annual peace prize. However, while Beijing and Washington cooperate on most chemical weapons issues, they do differ on some.
Joel Wuthnow, A China analyst at CNA
Oct 08, 2013
As China has distanced itself from Syria in the last eighteen months. Joel Wuthnow believes that arguments that China is hedging its bets on Assad may be premature.
Tom Plate, Distinguished Scholar, Loyola Marymount University
Oct 02, 2013
With the crisis in Syria at the forefront of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, Tom Plate argues that China’s role in Turtle Bay will be far less predictable than the past.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Sep 28, 2013
The tragic crisis in Syria is giving the world a glimpse of what a multilateral future might look like. Instead of going it alone, the United States has decided to compromise and work with other stakeholders in the international system.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Sep 27, 2013
The use of chemical weapons in Syria represents legacies of colonialism and Cold War. In the developed world, Russia’s diplomatic intervention has been seen as a step back. In reality, it heralds multipolar global governance.
He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Sep 26, 2013
The threat of war from the chemical weapons crisis in Syria has waned, but has not disappeared, writes He Wenping. The Putin initiative marked a high-profile return to the Middle East, indicating that Russia has become an important player in the region, and to some extent, a decision-maker.
Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Sep 21, 2013
If Syria successfully gives up its chemical weapons, a precedent will be created for successfully stopping military action, and a new model for major-country cooperation will be set, writes Wu Sike.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Sep 17, 2013
US military threats in Syria will further undermine the stability of the region, writes Jin Liangxiang. Though China might not be able to stop US actions, it undermines its intention for cooperation.