The furor over the Philippines v. China arbitration case constitutes a significant development that could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
India claims it will “look east” in its foreign policy, but it continues to be distracted by the West. Meanwhile, China is becoming a more attractive partner for others in the region.
Following the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Philippines on the South China Sea issue and its rejection of any legal basis for Beijing to claim historical rights to the nine-dash line, Chinese leadership must be wrestling with the question of whether to transform its disavowal of the decision into more than words
China’s rejection of international arbitration raises questions. Delhi’s reaction must focus on need to de-escalate conflict in South China Sea.
Democracy support from rising democracies has moved forward, but not as quickly or decisively as some Western democracy supporters had initially hoped.
CCTV America interviewed Michael Swaine on the arbitration result issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a case unilaterally brought by the Philippines against China in 2013.
Despite increasingly strident rhetoric, new developments offer a potential opening for more constructive engagement between China and the Philippines.
Former state councilor Dai Bingguo and former deputy secretary of state John D. Negroponte discussed the situation in the South China sea ahead of the July 12 arbitration ruling between the Philippines and China.
The issue of corruption should be central to foreign and international trade policy development and should inform the way U.S. assistance—military as well as civilian—is shaped.
Myanmar’s abundant natural resources have served as the country’s main export revenue, but have also been a primary driver of conflict in ethnic areas. What should the newly elected government do to improve the governance of resource wealth in the country, and how can the international community assist?