AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.
As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.
Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.
Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.
The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.
A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.
Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.
The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy
The Indian “strategy of hurt” and how New Delhi managed to achieve what appears to be a strategic, diplomatic and economic success.
Future leaders are likely to build a more modern Australian identity and outlook that engages patiently with, rather than fears, Asia.
Yoshikazu Kato of the Asia Global Institute offers an eight-point analysis of the character, thinking, intentions and behavior of China's leader, Xi Jinping.
India and Japan are well positioned to shape strategic solutions and to deliver on the shared responsibility of providing global public goods.
Challenges include competing interests, friction generated by US-China rivalry, and the abiding importance states place on asserting national interests over common goals.
While the geopolitical-technological (geo-tech) competition between the US and China will continue, the change of administration in Washington offers new opportunities.
Who will take the lead in ensuring cyber security, privacy and other critical safety factors?
While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.