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.
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.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) spectacular victory in the New Delhi state elections is a continuation of the churning in Indian politics. It presents a warning for both the main national political parties but particularly …Read More »
After sixteen-hours of diplomatic talks in Minsk last week, leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany reached a ceasefire agreement, which German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a “glimmer of hope” for the longstandng military …Read More »
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 …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.