US-China Relations in Flux: The Road to a Showdown
By Ben Lowsen
How America and China Have Different Visions of International Order
By Alek Chance
Would China Strike the US Preemptively?
A lot has been made of China’s history of preemptive self-defense. But what would lead Beijing to attack the US?
US and Chinese Interests Align in Pakistan
Despite their intensifying rivalry elsewhere, Pakistan is ripe for US-China cooperation.
The Elusive Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Standard
There is a crucial difference between Sunnylands and US-USSR summits: China and the US are in constant contact.
China Reopens North Korean Border for Tourism
Plus, the Kunming city government has banned protests during the China-South Asia Expo next week.
U.S.-Chinese Militaries Cooperate On… Opera Singing?
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Solving the Northeast Asia Security Dilemma
Several steps need to be taken to reduce regional tensions, but improving Sino-U.S. relations is the most critical.
A Term Whose Time Has Come: The Indo-Pacific
The idea of an Indo-Pacific is not new and may better describe a region that is quickly shaping global events.
A Bipartisan National Security Agenda
When Mitt Romney and Barack Obama meet, they should outline a consensus on four common sense issues.
Engineering a Great Power Peace
Hugh White’s ‘Concert of Asia’ might best preserve peace in Asia. Short of that, smaller preventive measures should be explored.
Deterrence, Not Containment
China’s media has panned the U.S. military’s Pacific pivot. But the U.S. is just fleshing out an existing strategy.