The Energy Security Worldviews in Asia Roundtable examines how key actors with an influence on energy decision making in Japan, South Korea, and China view their country’s energy vulnerability and security.
Speakers: Mike Mochizuki (Japan), Scott Snyder (South Korea), Robert Sutter (China)
Moderator: Deepa Ollapally
Tuesday, 3/31/2015 12:00 – 12:30 PM- Lunch 12:30 – 2:00 PM- Roundtable
RSVP at go.gwu.edu/energy by Friday, 3/27
What is the future of the Chinese Communist Party? In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, RPI author David Shambaugh argues “The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a breaking point.”
Nationalism has greatly shaped debates in Iran on what role the country should assume in the Middle East and in the world. How have these debates evolved under President Hassan Rouhani’s administration over the past two years? How do they differ from the debates that occurred during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency? In this Policy Brief, we provide insights from Farideh Farhi, Affiliate Graduate of Faculty, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
How does nationalism affect the foreign policies of two nationalist leaders in Asia – Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi? In this Policy Brief, we present insights from two RPI authors, Richard Samuels and Deepa M. Ollapally, on the role of nationalist worldviews in the foreign policy debates of Japan and India.
How will nationalism affect the trajectory of China’s rise? In this Policy Brief, we present RIP author David Shambaugh’s views on the historical roots of Chinese nationalism and its manifestations in Chinese foreign policy.
As a host of the upcoming East Asia Summit in November, Myanmar has set as one goal for its chairmanship persuading the five permanent members (P-5) of the U.N. Security Council to sign the protocol to the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Treaty. In this Policy Brief, RPI author Catharin Dalpino examines whether the ASEAN countries will be able to sell the SEANWFZ to the P-5 nations.
Decisions by America’s European allies-the U.K., Germany, France, and Italy-to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new China-led multilateral development institution for Asia, generated debates about Beijing’s potential challenge to existing global financial …Read More »
RPI author David Shambaugh discusses the future – and a potential demise – of the communist rule in China in the wake of the National People’s Congress’ annual session last week. This op-ed originally appeared …Read More »
Last month, President Barack Obama held a world anti-terrorism summit in Washington, D.C., calling on more than 60 nations to join the fight against “violent extremism.” During the summit, he reiterated his position not to call …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.