Post Tagged with: "China"

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

Despite significant amendments, realism still suffers from empirical inconsistency. The reason is straightforward: its fundamental principles of power never change.

Interview – Simon Long

Interview – Simon Long

Journalist Simon Long shares his views on state-media relations in the Asian context, geopolitical tensions in East Asia, the role of ASEAN and Rohingya refugee crisis.

Interview – Steve Tsang

Interview – Steve Tsang

Prof. Tsang discusses the creation of Xi Jinping Thought, changes to the CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee, and the evolution of cross-strait relations since 2016.

India, Japan and Preservation of the Asian Territorial Order

India, Japan and Preservation of the Asian Territorial Order

It may be prudent for India, Japan and their mutual partners to send an unambiguous message to China with regard to its territorial and hegemonic ambitions in Asia.

China’s Economic Multilateral Diplomacy

China’s Economic Multilateral Diplomacy

China seeks its moment of inclusion globally. Simultaneously, it seeks not just inclusivity but centrality within alternative forms of international organisation.

China: When the Dragon Wakes

China: When the Dragon Wakes

Napoleon said that the world should beware the sleeping dragon, lest it awake. In his day, China was not only asleep but lost in a time before modernity.

The Thucydides Trap: A Distorted Compass

The Thucydides Trap: A Distorted Compass

Those who seek authority in Thucydides’ writings should proceed with the utmost caution or they may find themselves distorting his ideas like Graham Allison has.

US and British Foreign Policy from One Regime Change to Another

US and British Foreign Policy from One Regime Change to Another

The US sense of being a sole hegemonic superpower is under challenge, even as it pulls along the UK and allows it to think of their relationship as special.

How the BRICS Exert Influence in the Global Politics of Development

How the BRICS Exert Influence in the Global Politics of Development

The strategies BRICS countries use to cement their rising economic position depend on their particular circumstances and national economic and political characteristics

The Influence of China in Bringing Peace to Myanmar

The Influence of China in Bringing Peace to Myanmar

China’s overall strategy in the world’s longest civil war that takes place in Myanmar is unclear, and its interests may not always align with a robust peace process.

Interview – Solomon Passy

Interview – Solomon Passy

Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, talks about the future of NATO, Bulgaria’s role in the alliance and its upcoming Presidency of the European Council.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

China, despite its aspirations for renewed dominance in East Asia, is not yet in a position to challenge the United States’ military pre-eminence in the Western Pacific.

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