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.
At at November 14 conference co-sponsered by RPI and the IERES Central Asia Program, panelists discussed the role of nuclear issues for countries in Central Asia, the status of programs in established nuclear powers such as China, India, and Japan, and the links developing between these countries.
As the death toll by the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared an “international emergency,” calling for global efforts to combat the deadly disease. In this …Read More »
Fighting between Israel and the Palestinians ensued over the past month in response to the kidnappings and murders of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Israel and Hamas have both drawn international condemnation for …Read More »
Earlier this year, the Rising Powers Initiative launched the RPI Research Database, a specialized bibliography of books and articles on targeted subjects that reflect the RPI’s ongoing research. We will periodically issue a Reading Guide that focuses …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.