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US and China

Why China's Ambitions in Afghanistan Are Important

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

While China was slow to show interest in Afghanistan after the overthrow of the Taliban by U.S. forces in 2001, it has changed course as part of its overall ambitious strategy in Asia and Africa.

VP Biden Seeks New Diplomatic Breakthrough in Northeast Asia

Donald Gross | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Donald Gross

There is real urgency in tackling these issues since the war plans developed by both Chinese and American military planners now place a premium on striking first -- preemptively -- and create "a textbook case of crisis instability."

Obama and Rising Powers: Foreign Policy in Tough Economic Times

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Despite monumental world events, foreign policy will not play much if any role in the presidential race in 2012. The American voting public is not very concerned with what is happening in most areas of the world. They are rightly concerned about the state of the American economy and the state of US society as they experience it in their daily lives. For this reason alone, President Obama needs a tougher and clearer economic message. It's not just the economy, stupid; it's how you talk about it that matters in politics. Sadly, I don't expect the Obama White House or his current re-election team to get religion on that front anytime soon.

How to Understand China: Summer Reading

Michael Levy | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
Michael Levy

If we want to understand where China is headed (indeed, where the world is headed), we need to stop listening to our diplomats and politicians, and pick up books by writers (whether journalists or novelists) who are in touch with China.

Roubini: Don't Expect A US-China Strategic Alliance Anytime Soon

Wall Street Journal | By IAN BREMMER and NOURIEL ROUBINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American and Chinese officials said all the right things during this summer's inaugural round of their Strategic and Economic Dialogue. President Bara...