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 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 greater …Read More »
On November 26-27, leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka gathered in Kathmandu to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Under this year’s theme of “regional …Read More »
Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, and spread across the country after a grand jury on November 24 decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. …Read More »
RPI Author Mike Mochizuki appeared on PBS’s Newshour to discuss the trade issues tackled during Obama’s recent visit to Japan.