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.
RPI author Robert Sutter explores integration and divergence in U.S.-China relations in the latest issue of Orbis (Summer 2014), arguing that although there have been many sources of tension in U.S.-China relations since the Cold War, they generally have been held in check by circumstances that have inclined the governments to cooperate.
How well do theories of economic interdependence and structural realism explain the India-China divergence between growing economic relations and continuing strategic mistrust? RPI author Deepa Ollapally argues in Orbis (Summer 2014) that we need to go beyond economic and strategic factors and bring in a more contingent approach based on domestic elite discourse and thinking.
What explains escalating tensions between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea over the past several years? In this Asia Report, we present Dr. Nicholas Khoo’s views on debates over Chinese foreign policy, his understanding of Beijing’s recent actions, and his recommendations for U.S. policymakers.
The terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, generated a public outcry against terrorism and a controversy surrounding freedom of speech in France, …Read More »
The hacking attack allegedly conducted by North Korea against Sony Pictures Entertainment led the company to temporally cancel the Christmas day release of its controversial film The Interview, a movie about an assassination of North Korean leader …Read More »
The issue of nationalism in Asia has gained attention in recent years as two new nationalist leaders—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi—came into office with aspirations to play a …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.