Behind the Official Narrative: China’s Strategic Culture in Perspective
Christopher A. Ford, chief legislative counsel for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discusses the idiosyncratic characteristics of Chinese strategic culture. He argues that although the Chinese Communist Party’s official narrative depicts China’s strategic culture as essentially pacifistic and disinclined toward violence, its basic orientation is fundamentally realist.
Strategic Culture, National Strategy, and Policymaking in the Asia-Pacific
Ahead of the release of Strategic Asia 2016–17 in November, NBR spoke with Ashley J. Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and research director of the Strategic Asia Program. Dr. Tellis explains the importance of strategic culture for understanding international relations, discusses the volume’s main findings, and assesses some of the implications for U.S. policy in Asia.
China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative and the Sino-Russian Entente
To better understand the nuances of the developing relationship between Russia and China, NBR spoke with Alexander Gabuev (Carnegie Moscow Center) about Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to China, a natural gas agreement signed in May 2014, and long-term prospects for the Sino-Russian entente.
Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future
Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) comments on the key issues examined in the NBR Special Report "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future" and explains the practical implications of a multipolar nuclear order.
What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?
Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow (Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University) discuss the implications of recent People's Liberation Army reforms on Taiwan
The U.S.-China Economic Relationship
This is the seventh in our series "Americans Speak" on issues relevant to President Xi Jinping’s visit. Today, Deborah Wince-Smith, who is president of the Council on Competitiveness and a member of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (the IP Commission), writes on both barriers to economic cooperation and areas with great potential for bilateral collaboration.
What Would New Breakthroughs on Climate Change Mean for the U.S.-China Relationship?
This is the sixth in our series “Americans Speak” on issues relevant to President Xi Jinping’s visit. Today Joanna Lewis, who is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, speaks on the prospects for implementation of pledges made by the United States and China to reduce carbon emissions, and the importance of the subnational context for achieving those targets.
Welcome to Washington DC, President Xi
This is the fourth contribution to the "Americans Speak" series on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. In advance of President Xi’s upcoming state visit to Washington, D.C., Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) shares his thoughts on the importance of "real dialogue" with China and the bipartisan efforts of the U.S.-China Working Group, which he cofounded with Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) in 2005.
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Low Oil Prices May Drive U.S.-China Energy Cooperation
On the occasion of President Xi’s visit to the United States, NBR is collecting and sharing the thoughts of some leading Americans on issues critical to success in the business sector. In this “Americans Speak” contribution, Admiral Dennis Blair, a former U.S. Director of National Intelligence and a member of NBR’s board of directors, points out the unique opportunity that low oil prices present for the Asia-Pacific to address its broader energy security ambitions and urges the United States and China to work together to seize this opportunity.