IR & Foreign Affairs
  • 2017-09-15 13:48:46 Jin Liangxiang
    Can Rouhani bring Iran into the international system?
    Iran’s integration into the international system since the revolution has witnessed a series of ups and downs. Hassan Rouhani’s re-election in 2017, however, me...
  • 2016-12-02 Li Weijian
    Middle Eastern countries see role for Russia
    The situation in the Middle East has seen drastic changes recently that have puzzled observers. It surprised the international community that the unpromising Ru...
  • 2016-08-24 Liu Zongyi
    India’s stake in Myanmar remains strong
    Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi concluded her visit to China on Sunday. After her China tour last year, The Nikkei published an article arguing that if...
  • The New US-Chinese Globalization Opportunity
    2017-11-17 Dan Steinbock
    While US postwar policies in Asia are shifting, a new Sino-US historical opportunity has emerged. US and Chinese visions of globalization could still prove complementary.President Trump’s grueling 12-day Asia tour took place amid a worrisom... [FULL TEXT]
  • Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects
    2017-11-15 Dan Steinbock
    Trump’s grueling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral economic opportunities with China, Vietnam, South Korea,... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Trump Administration’s IP Battle Against China
    2017-11-14 Dan Steinbock
    In recent weeks, friction between the White House and China has escalated in intellectual property. The question is, will it result in a global trade war. In mid-August, President Trump asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to o... [FULL TEXT]
  • Assessing China-U.S. Relations in the Trump Era
    2017-11-07 Shao Yuqun
    People used to say that the China-U.S. relationship had both a ceiling and a floor. However, that description of the bilateral relationship has seldom been heard over the past several years during academic discussions and debates in Beijing... [FULL TEXT]
  • INDIA AND CHINA CAN COLLABORATE IN VARIOUS AREAS
    2017-10-31 Liu Zongyi
    How would you describe the growth of the China-India bilateral relationship so far?Dr. Liu Zongyi (LZ): I think the India-China bilateral relationship improved significantly only after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visit... [FULL TEXT]
  • What Will Trump’s New Iran Strategy Do?
    2017-10-24 Jin Liangxiang
    On October 13, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Iran strategy. As expected, President Trump jettisoned another part of Barack Obama’s legacy, though he stopped short of withdrawing the U.S. from the nuclear deal. The new strate... [FULL TEXT]
  • Donglang Standoff and China-India Relations
    2017-10-12 Liu Zongyi
    After two months of tension, the standoff at Donglang (Doklam) finally ended peacefully in late August 2017. Donglang revealed India’s strategic ambition and its dissatisfaction towards China’s regional policies. Most importantly, the outco... [FULL TEXT]
  • How To Resolve the Korean Conundrum
    2017-09-18 Dan Steinbock
    As the US policy has failed in the Korean Peninsula, dark scenarios cast a shadow over the region – but could also pave way for peace. Recently, U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called for “the strongest sanctions” to pressure North Korea int... [FULL TEXT]
  • BRICS: Unity is power
    2017-09-04 Zhu Ming
    China will host the ninth BRICS leaders' summit in Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast China's Fujian Province, in September. I think that the most important issue for China as host at this year’s BRICS summit is unity. As President Xi Jinp... [FULL TEXT]
  • Shifting the momentum on the Korean Peninsula
    2017-08-28 Chen Dongxiao
    Beijing has long held three objectives for East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula in particular.The first is to promote general peace and stability premised on North Korea's diplomatic normalisation with the United States and South Korea.The s... [FULL TEXT]