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.
On the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan, Yogesh Joshi, former visiting scholar at the Sigur Center and Ph.D. candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University, wrote an op-ed for World Politics …Read More »
During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day trip to Japan last week, the two governments declared “the opening of a new age” in bilateral relations, signing a “Special Strategic and Global Partnership” aimed at strengthening …Read More »
Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, offered her thoughts on Indian Prime Minister Narendra …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.