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Predicting World's Future Trouble Spots Will Not Be Easy, But U.S. Must Continue to Lead

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

In these early weeks of 2016, a thoughtful canvassing of world affairs and the challenges to our nation's foreign policy engagement doesn't paint a particularly pretty picture.

Choosing war & decline ... or not

Charles Knight | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Charles Knight

We are entering a new strategic era which will have large and lasting effects for the international and domestic policy of the United States. The f...

China Has No Desire for World Leadership

C.H.Tung | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

In spite of China's enormous disadvantages, there will always be people thinking that China will one day want to lead the world. This perspective is erroneous.

U.S. And China Agree On Need For New UN Resolution Against North Korea

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

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Donald Trump Is Not the Only One Demonizing China

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Ivan Eland

One day recently, the New York Times, following Donald Trump's lead, ran two articles that demonized China -- although the elite newspaper did so much more subtly than the crudities of "the Donald."

Let's Elect an American President Who Focuses on the Right Things

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

In a world growing more troubled every day, leadership, and particularly American leadership, is more important than ever. That is why the election of the next U.S. president is such a serious matter. It is why so much of the world is paying close attention to how our political season is unfolding.

Why North Korea's Nuclear Test Is Not All Bad News for China

Euan Graham | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Euan Graham

North Korea is the one regional security issue where Washington consistently courts greater Chinese assertiveness.

Was 2015 Such a Terrible Year? And What Will 2016 Look Like?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
The Conversation US

Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world's population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016.

Shadow Banking in China: A Morphing Target

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's shadow banking system thrived in the years after the global financial crisis, until reined in by regulators since 2013. Nevertheless, new forms of shadow banking are emerging.

Dead Empires: How China May Overtake the U.S.

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Cooperation and specialization -- "the division of labor" -- are the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. But those same forces led eventually to collapse, as monopolization of land and other natural resources directed more wealth into ever fewer hands.

Under the Same Roof: China's View of Global Order

Fu Ying | Posted 11.11.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Debates are going on the two sides of the Pacific, in China and in the U.S., about the future world order. On the part of the U.S. the core issue is how to maintain its world dominance. Out of its natural fear of the traditional model of power transition, the U.S. is deeply concerned whether it can remain strong and whether the newly rising powers will compete for world dominance with the U.S.. So some suggest that the U.S. may need a new grand strategy.

Inside the China-U.S. Competition for Strategic Partners

Yan Xuetong | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Yan Xuetong

America is still the world's only superpower, but China is gradually catching up. China's economy has become the second largest in the world, and the leadership is speaking with a louder voice in international affairs. And while historically China has eschewed building formal alliances with other countries, even that policy is slowly shifting: Beijing is courting new partners, including allies of Washington like President Park and others.

The Dangerous "Assertions" Of The Freedom Of Navigation

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Amitai Etzioni

If the United States seeks to shore up its credibility, it would be better to show that it is able to "degrade and destroy ISIS," as it committed itself to doing more than a year ago, rather than escalating and militarizing the conflict with China.

America Just Sent a Destroyer to the South China Sea. Now What?

Euan Graham | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Euan Graham

Ultimately, it may take a crisis for the U.S.-China relationship to reach a stable equilibrium. But in the current context, I believe the doom-laden scenario of a U.S.-China naval clash in the South China Sea to be remote. The greater risk is that China will use U.S. FoN operations to justify an overtly military phase to the island construction project.

South China Sea: U.S. Sovereignty Challenge Provokes Anger In Beijing

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovere...

Tension: U.S. Destroyer Sent To Challenge China's Territorial Claims

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.26.2015 | World

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China and the One-Two Punch

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

This is a radically new concept in political culture; power in a country is no longer solely derived from the king, the dictator, the elites, the party or even the direct electoral consent of the governed, but from the economic well being of the governed.

China's Rise: Rhetoric and Reality

David W. Kearn | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
David W. Kearn

While it defines and defends its core interests, Beijing seems almost oblivious or unable to comprehend that other countries may also have important national interests, and that China's stated intentions and material capabilities make China a real threat to the security of other states.

China Accused Of Trying To Hack American Companies Since Cyber Pact

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks s...

From China to America and Back Again

Frank H. Wu | Posted 10.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

In an era of American anxiety about what until recently was called "the Orient," his survey of the subject shows how our apprehensions endure, always underneath the surface of diplomacy and etiquette.

Hundreds Of Thousands More Students Will Be Learning Mandarin Soon. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

Can 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin over the next five years? Carola McGiffert, the woman charged with the task, is bettin...

Reports: U.S. Mulls Sailing Warships Near Disputed South China Sea Islands

Reuters | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Ch...

Why Trump Is Wrong About China, China, China

Jeremy Haft | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Jeremy Haft

After the devaluation of the yuan and the dive in China's stock exchanges, the blowback on American markets and the presidential candidates lining up to blame China, President Xi Jinping may be wishing he'd booked his visit for another time. But now is the perfect opportunity to set the record straight. The latest round of China bashing overestimates China's clout and distorts our discourse.

The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Any people that has the means of its own defense and doesn't make the effort shows a lack of self-respect. Moreover, resistance ending in defeat can also demonstrate self-respect. "Nobody wants a foreign master," said the ancient Melians to the Athenians before being crushed by them.

US Should Support a Strong China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

Skillful diplomacy with China can lead to substantial benefits for our two countries and the world at large. But the more we get caught up in conflict, the more we undermine our efforts to expand our economic and political influence and bring peace and stability to an increasingly important part of the world.