US-China

China v US: Who needs allies?

China’s only ally, they say, is North Korea, while America has an entire alliance system encompassing many key regional states, as well as a wider circle of close friends. Without allies and friends like that, the argument goes, China can never replace America as the region’s leading power.

Empty US threats over North Korea are serving Beijing’s interests

Professor Hugh White talks about the US's weakening strategic credibility with regards to North Korea and China's growing claim to the US's leadership.

US–China cooperation on North Korea remains critical

Professor Brendan Taylor talks about the US-China relationship on the North Korea issue.

Shangri-La Dialogue should address Asia's new strategic order

With China's rise, the challenge for all in Asia is not to try to roll back change but to manage it.

What’s displacing Air Sea Battle in US military planning?

n a slow moving transition underway since late 2014, there are strong signs that the often-criticised US Air Sea Battle operational concept is being quietly — albeit not officially — sidelined as a focus of US military strategy. The likelihood is that a new program, the so-called Third Offset Strategy, is displacing it

Convergence and divergence: the paradox of US-China relations

The US-China relationship - arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - is defined by an abiding paradox: while the two countries

The American tributary system and Asia-Pacific security

This lecture employs the idea of the tributary system—most often associated with China’s international relations from antiquity—to interpret how America re

Sea Folly and US-China Relations

Economics isn’t enough to stop potentially catastrophic conflict in the South China Sea. It’s time to explore a range of innovative and potentially less force-driven ways of solving what seems an intractable issue, writes Greg Raymond.

Sea folly and US-China relations

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question.

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