Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:18:44 -0400
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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:01:38 -0400
The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:14:22 -0400
North Korea’s accelerating nuclear and missile programs, including its recent nuclear test, pose a grave and expanding threat to security, stability and peace in Asia and the rest of the world. This threat affects close U.S. allies — South Korea and Japan — and U.S. personnel and facilities in the region. In the coming months and years, it will create increasing danger for the United States.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:44:05 -0400
Despite all the military bluster regarding China’s encroachment in the South and East China seas, this is an economic contest, not a military one.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:17:26 -0400
Ventures in Seattle — and Laos, and Malaysia — are all part of a new soft-power push.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:49:16 -0400
Adam analyzes the motivations of Chinese hackers and potential incidents that might lead to an increase in hacking by Chinese state actors.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:01:44 -0400
On Tuesday, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration issued its final ruling in a landmark case between the Philippines and China over disputed maritime claims in the South China Sea. The object of intense global interest, the three-year-old case has come to serve as a bellwether for the kind of rising power China intends to be.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:51:19 -0400
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses economic interventionism amidst the return of statism.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:28:56 -0400
A UN tribunal's ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China's efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:51 -0400
In this article, Cohen discusses why China is legally bound by the UNCLOS arbitration tribunal’s ruling on the Philippines’ case against China on the South China Sea and the potential for the Philippines and China to renew bilateral negotiations in the ruling’s wake.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:49:14 -0400
CFR hosted a workshop to explore how globalized production patterns are evolving, the risks they face, and how companies and countries can improve compliance and resilience across supply chains through new trade standards, legal regimes, and policies.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:15:54 -0400
After two and a half decades, is the United States’ run as the world’s sole superpower coming to an end? Many say yes, seeing a rising China ready to catch up to or even surpass the United States in the near future. By many measures, after all, China’s economy is on track to become the world’s biggest, and even if its growth slows, it will still outpace that of the United States for many years.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:33:47 -0400
As China asserts itself in its nearby seas and Russia wages war in Syriaand Ukraine, it is easy to assume that Eurasia’s two great land powers are showing signs of newfound strength. But the opposite is true: increasingly, China and Russia flex their muscles not because they are powerful but because they are weak.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:26:32 -0400
Despite China’s recent economic struggles, many economists and analysts argue that the country remains on course to overtake the United States and become the world’s leading economic power someday soon. Indeed, this has become a mainstream view—if not quite a consensus belief—on both sides of the Pacific.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:02:04 -0400
In this article, Cohen discusses the preparations in advance of the UNCLOS tribunal’s ruling by parties and non-parties in the South China Sea disputes including China, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:23:54 -0400
At a time when Russian relations with the United States and western European countries are growing cold, the relatively warm ties between China and Russia have attracted renewed interest.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:31:32 -0400
China’s leadership of the Group of Twenty (G20) in 2016 comes at a moment when the role of the G20 itself is being challenged. CFR's Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Asia Global Institute convened a workshop in Hong Kong to assess the agenda facing the G20, why the group had fallen short of expectations in recent years, and whether China’s leadership in 2016 provides an opportunity for renewal.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:10:43 -0400
North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January and long-range rocket launch in February drew global opposition in the form of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2270 and condemnation by regional leaders. Pyongyang promptly dismissed such calls with a series of short- and mid-range missile launches in March and April.
Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:08 -0400
Ambassador Robert Blackwill asserts that China’s strategy is to maximize its “comprehensive national power” at the expense of American predominance in Asia, and that Xi Jinping—as China’s most powerful leader since Deng Xiaoping—is likely to pursue that strategy aggressively. Blackwill argues for a revised American grand strategy toward Asia that seeks to avoid conflict with Beijing and maintain U.S. primacy in the region.
Wed, 18 May 2016 14:54:21 -0400
Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies, analyzes how the United States and Japan together dealt with North Korean fourth nuclear test, China’s increasing military activities in the South China Sea, the long-standing base relocation issue in Okinawa, and the “Trump Shock,” caused by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign language toward Japan on trade and on security cooperation.
Thu, 12 May 2016 11:46:14 -0400
China’s flagship investment project in Pakistan could provide a much needed economic spark, but significant security and political challenges loom, write CFR’s Daniel S. Markey and James West.
Wed, 11 May 2016 11:38:21 -0400
In testimony before the United States-China Economic and Security Commission on April 27, 2016, Yanzhong Huang discussed China’s 13th Five Year Plan in the context of China’s healthcare system landscape, attempts at reform, and potential opportunities and challenges for collaboration between the United States and China in the healthcare sector.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:33:48 -0400
In spite of significant differences in views, Beijing and Washington appear committed to not letting cyber issues derail the U.S.-China relationship or interfere with cooperation on other high-profile issues. Among the wide range of issues raised at their recent meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping reiterated their commitment to last September’s breakthrough cybersecurity agreement.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:31:09 -0400
Restriction and Resistance
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:40:09 -0400
“For some time, the idea of a formal trilateral discussion between the United States, Japan, and China has been considered but not acted on. Today, however, as the interactions among these three major powers carry such significant implications for the future of the Asia Pacific, the need for such a trilateral seems stronger than ever,” writes Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:51:29 -0400
Experts discuss China's domestic economic policies and provide their perspectives on China’s influence in Asia and around the world.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:00:29 -0400
Last week, Washington attempted two important policy feats aimed squarely in Beijing’s direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter grabbed headlines by visitingthe South China Sea, after earlier announcing he would scrap a visit to Beijing amid rising tension over territorial disputes in the region.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:59:51 -0400
While there continue to be significant differences between the perspectives of the U.S. and Chinese governments on issues in cyberspace, recent progress to overcome these challenges suggests a path forward, writes Adam Segal. Substantive cooperation on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and Internet governance can help both countries avoid a conflict over cyberspace.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:23:23 -0400
Republican presidential candidates are calling for Washington to get tougher on an assertive China and reduce the size of the U.S. government. In a media call, contributors to the upcoming May/June issue of Foreign Affairs make the opposite case, calling for patience with China and a significant public role in boosting the domestic economy.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:55:10 -0400
In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Elizabeth Economy discussed the economic components of the “rebalance to Asia” and its prospects going forward. She recommended that the U.S. Congress ratify TPP, continue to support the Ex-Im Bank, and increase support for NGO operations across the Asia-Pacific in fields such as legal education and anti-corruption that help promote good economic governance. She also called for greater coordination between commercial diplomacy and strategic economic plans and greater support for the proposed U.S. New Silk Road initiative.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:22:49 -0400
A frank conversation between China and the United States about the future of the Korean peninsula could pave the way for greater cooperation to stymie North Korean nuclear ambitions, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder.