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.
As Japan debates restarting its dormant nuclear reactor fleet, leaders in Tokyo are under intense international pressure to address Japan’s large stockpile of plutonium. This Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest examines China’s reaction to the repatriation of Japan’s plutonium to the United States, the future of Japan’s plutonium reserve, and the direction of nuclear security in Asia.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ended on Sunday night after bringing countless cheers and tears to spectators around the world. In this Policy Alert, we examine commentary from Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil on their performances and controversies that emerged in the world’s largest sports festival.
On Sunday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won her second term in a hotly contested runoff election against the center-right Social Democratic Party’s candidate Aecio Neves. In this Policy Alert, we examine commentary from Brazil, China, …Read More »
Astute readers will recall Betteridge’s law of headlines—an answer to any question in a headline is always no. India’s foreign policy—seen through its history, grand strategy, elites, and institutions—operates in an enduring and narrowly defined …Read More »
Rajesh Rajagopalan, a participant in RPI’s Nuclear Debates in Asia and Worldviews of Aspiring Powers projects and professor in International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, delved into the state of U.S.-Indian relations after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.