Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition
Michael Clarke, David Shambaugh, Brian Harding, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush, Ashley J. Tellis, Teresita C. Schaffer, Kimberly Marten and Sheila A. Smith
Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.
Taiwan: Asia's Orphan?
Steven M. Goldstein
This report analyzes Taiwan’s strategic culture and argues that the island’s perception of its own orphan status is central to how Taiwan defines its place in the international system.
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
Taiwan Electoral Politics
This essay is part of a Strategic Asia Program series on Trends and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific.
Fact Sheet: 2015 Taiwan-China Meeting
On November 7, Chinese president Xi Jinping will meet with Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. This is the first-ever meeting between the respective leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC). This fact sheet provides background on relevant issues.
Divisions between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
Political divisions in and among China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will continue to simmer throughout 2015. Developments in 2015 will determine the course of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s elections in 2016 and 2017, which could alter economic and governance relations with Beijing.
Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future
Noboru Yamaguchi, Christopher P. Twomey, Benjamin Schreer, P.K. Singh, Rajesh Basrur, Aaron L. Friedberg and Kang Choi
Is the world approaching "critical mass," a point at which the number and size of nuclear arsenals and the dangers associated with them will grow with explosive speed? In this roundtable, leading scholars discuss the nuclear security environment in Asia and draw implications both for U.S. policy and the international order.
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Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015
In the face of falling oil prices and economic sanctions, Russia has reinforced its pivot to Asia. In this commentary, Morena Skalamera (Harvard University) highlights Putin’s strategies to further embrace Asian markets in relation to energy trade and resource development.