A Perspective from China and Russia

Three commentaries matter most in the aftermath of August’s Camp David trilateral summit of the United States, Japan, and South Korea. What the three participants say, of course, […]

Country Report: China (August 2023)

In mid-2023, Chinese analysts explored India’s long history of balancing among great powers, arguing that its “triple deviation” from the norms of strategic credibility have important implications for […]

China’s Strategic Thinking toward the US Role In the Indo-Pacific, 2013–2016

President Obama’s second term overlapped perfectly with the first four years after the inauguration of President Xi Jinping, who adopted several major shifts in China’s previous foreign policy […]

China Cleaves Northeast Asia in Two, 2013-2016

What was the meaning of Xi Jinping’s Sunnylands offer to Barack Obama in 2013? It revealed far more than many recognized. Xi called for a “new model of […]

China’s Relations with Asia’s Southern Tier, 2013–2016

The emergence of a new, more assertive Chinese foreign policy under President Xi Jinping had enormous implications for China’s relations with Asia’s Southern Tier—India, Australia, and the Association […]

Taking Stock: The Asan Forum at Age Ten

In the summer of 2013 a new, online journal began, based in Seoul, edited from Washington, DC, and dedicated to the study of international relations in the Indo-Pacific, […]

US Resolve to Defend America against Serious Chinese Challenges: Why It Won’t Change Anytime Soon

A major uncertainty impacting the foreign policy calculations of government, business and other elites throughout Asia and more broadly remains in determining the resolve of the remarkable US […]

Country Report: China (February 2023)

Chinese analysts continue to devote a great deal of attention to Southeast Asia and South Asia. They assessed diverse conceptions of national security among various ASEAN member states. […]

Country Report: China (December 2022)

In late 2022, Chinese analysts devoted a great deal of attention to the Indo-Pacific. They assessed the role of minilateral cooperation in the US Indo-Pacific strategy. They examined […]

A View from China

After a visit to Myanmar in January 2020, Chinese president Xi Jinping decided to forego foreign visits for more than two and a half years due to the […]