China

How Karimov’s Death will Test Russia-China Relations

Blake Franko

Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan since 1989, has officially been pronounced dead, ending a days-long Schrödinger dilemma. The ensuing power vacuum and leadership scramble will lay bare the true nature of the indeterminate Russia-China nexus. Between the coup attempt in Turkey, Chinese…


America’s Alliance Edge in Asia

Michael Green

The US should move in the direction of a multilateral alliance system in the Pacific between its bilateral allies. As China expands its military capabilities and influence, the US and its partners must confront this challenge to regional stability through the strengthening…


Strategic Ambiguity in Cross-Strait Relations

Walter S. Boone

  The US needs to take a firmer stance on Cross-Strait relations if peace is to be maintained in the region. The growing military ability of the People’s Republic of China, in addition to a stronger sense of Taiwanese national identity are…


Digging Deep: Strategic Relations Between the US and China Part I

John-Daniel Kelley

While once deemed by President Obama as the partnership to shape the new century, dialogue between the US and the People’s Republic of China is fraught with tension, from concerns over unfair trade practices, to allegations of cyber espionage and even military…