Aug 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said he expects military relations would become a major stabilizing factor in Sino-U.S. ties.
Li Yan, Deputy Director of Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 18, 2017
Unprecedented threats to US national security, coupled with a volatile President besieged by domestic problems makes the threat of military conflict increasingly likely.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Aug 14, 2017
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un says the United States will pay a “thousand-fold for all the heinous crimes” it has committed against his country. US President Donald Trump warns that North Korea will experience “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Kim threatens to fire four missiles at the US territory of Guam. Trump promises that Kim “will truly regret it” and “regret it fast” if he follows through on that threat, or issues another.
Aug 14, 2017
The US' top military official has landed in South Korea ahead of talks with the country's leader and US military amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. C
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Jul 28, 2017
US Cold War mentality and zero-sum game logic are fundamentally impeding the expansion of cooperation between the two armed forces. China’s innovation and development of military equipment should not be taken as a stimulus for competition. In fact they have provided the two armed forces with new opportunities for brand-new cooperation.
Cui Lei, Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Jul 11, 2017
The current fuzzy state of geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific has prompted some middle powers in the region to explore new ties. In the foreseeable future, as long as the US remains in the Asia -Pacific, and China sticks to its peaceful foreign policy, US allies and partners will be reluctant to build informal or formal alliances.
Steven Stashwick , Independent writer and researcher
Jul 05, 2017
With little prospect that the Navy will grow at the rates its leaders say are required to stem an eroding advantage over great power competitors like China, the U.S. Pacific Command, which uses the largest share of the forces the U.S. Navy provides, is moving aggressively to build alternative capabilities to establish sea control without relying on additional ships or submarines.
Zhao Weibin, Researcher, PLA Academy of Military Science
Jun 20, 2017
While the annual US Defense Department report interestingly reflects some strong domestic resistance against military exchanges between the two countries, it is mostly a rehash of previous reports, seemingly put together in a hurry by an over-tasked Pentagon.
Sampson Oppedisano, Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Jun 29, 2017
One of the primary responsibilities as president is to ensure the security of the United States as well as stability on a global level. To serve as a “threat minimizer” if you will. However, in the last five months, Trump’s clear disregard for these responsibilities only serves to further validate concerns about his qualifications to lead.
Zhang Tuosheng, Academic Committee Member at Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University
Apr 19, 2017
China-US military relations have reached another crossroads with Donald Trump as the new US president. Whether the two sides tend to have more competition and friction or more dialogue and cooperation will shape the two countries’ overall relationship in a major way.