Latest Articles about China and the Asia-Pacific

China-Iran Relations: The Not-So-Special “Special Relationship”

Introduction Over the years, unremitting hostility between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran has created opportunities as well as dilemmas for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May... MORE

Spotlight on Analysis: COVID-19

Around the New Year, reports first began to emerge of a novel coronavirus (since designated as “COVID-19” by the World Health Organization) originating in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. This disease outbreak has since become a major international health crisis, with official figures indicating... MORE

The PRC’s Cautious Stance on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Introduction: Japan and the United States Promote an “Indo-Pacific Strategy” In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a major new policy document, the Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, which asserted that “Inter-state strategic competition, defined by geopolitical rivalry between free and repressive world order visions,... MORE