Stephen Harner, Former US State Department Official
Nov 07, 2013
Following the “2+2” meeting between Japan’s foreign and defense ministers and their Russian counterparts, Stephen Harner examines the substance of the meeting and compares it to the recent “2+2” meeting between Japan and the US, noting the US-Japan defense alliance is fueling an arms race and nurturing militarism in the Asia-Pacific.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Oct 24, 2013
As Japanese Prime Minister Abe seems to have discarded his nationalist talking points in favor of a more populist platform, many wonder how China will be affected?
Yang Wenjing, Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Oct 18, 2013
The joint statement signed at Tokyo Security Consultative Committee meeting earlier this month has not only influenced the dynamics of US-Japan relations but also functioned as a warning on recent provocations by China. Yang Wenjing articulates on the significances of the statement for the U.S., Japan and China.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 17, 2013
The growing aggression in Japanese economic and security strategies now places China in a pivotal situation to maintain power. As tensions rise, both Japan and China look to the United States to balance the issues and work towards resolution.
Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jun 11, 2013
Japan’s recent foreign policies have put a strain on the potential US-Japan-South Korea trilateral relationship. If right wing Japanese nationalists remain in power and continue the exploitation of the US-Japan relationship, the US may need to adjust its policy.
Liu Junhong, Researcher, Chinese Institute of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jun 03, 2013
Criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Liu Junhong explains how the repeat ruler’s political missteps have incited fear in the Japanese public and complicated Japan’s relations with the energy sectors of the US and Russia.
Feb 28, 2013
Ian Bremmer and David Grodon argue that while the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the US shale revolution have broad implications for China, they are President Obama’s most important foreign policy tools and are not meant to contain China.
Wang Yusheng, Executive Director, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jan 23, 2013
Wang Yusheng outlines the opportunities and challenges for the U.S.-China relationship, and asks whether it is possible for the two countries to build a new-type of relationship?