Many talk of China "rising." Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a "century of humiliation" -- and not a rise from nothing.
The Arctic is a nearly pristine environment containing vast resources that are attracting a growing number of non-Arctic nations. And questions about the changing nature of the region present challenges to our understanding of how to best approach a fragile ecosystem. Are the questions and challenges surrounding the Arctic regional or global in nature. Willy Østreng shares his thoughts during the final installment of our series, “Who Owns The Arctic?”
President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.
Vice President Xi Jinping's Visit Very Important, Although it is Unlikely to Resolve Outstanding Problems in the U.S.-China Relationship
Kissinger Institute Deputy Director, Douglas G. Spelman says the visit is very important, although it is unlikely to resolve outstanding problems in the U.S.-China relationship.
Director Stapleton Roy was joined by Kent Hughes, Director of the Program on America and the Global Economy, and Don Wolfensberger, Director of the Congress Project to discuss U.S. national policy processes.
Check out KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy's presentation on Strategic Challenges for the U.S.-China Relationship at the East-West Center!
Tensions over territorial claims continue to percolate in the South China Sea. Questions and concerns about China’s intentions and actions are hot topics in the Philippines and Vietnam. Can the U.S., given the stated intention to “rebalance to Asia,” play an important role in sorting out competing claims?