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RSIS Commentary — Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It

By |2019-10-31T14:01:29-10:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Anwar, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |

“Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for RSIS. The commentary diagnosis primary causes for China to push forward this initiative despite mounting economic and political risks. Anwar then segmented those factors into China’s internal and external dynamics, which led to this initiative and explained the image of global leadership that China sought to achieve through this initiative. According to Anwar, “The prospect for success of the BRI depends on an array of factors, ranging from China’s handling of its domestic economic downturn to potential international backlash. After six [...]

How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals

By |2019-10-31T14:45:45-10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , , |

DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar has a new article in the East Asia Forum entitled "How China is using tourists to realise its geopolitical goals (link is external)." According to Anwar: "Two factors make regulating tourist flows tempting for Chinese policymakers: the size of its international tourism industry and the control China can still exercise over outward tourism. But whether tourism has been an effective political tool is debated." Read the full article at: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/09/19/how-china-is-using-tourists-to-realise-its-geopolitical-goals/ (link is external) The views expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of DKI APCSS, the Department of [...]

Odom article on China’s ‘Riskfare’ published by Proceedings

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: External Publications, news, Odom, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS professor Cmdr. Jonathan G. Odom has an article featured in the March issue of Proceedings magazine, highlighting the growing tactical risk arising in the geopolitical competition between the United States and China.  The article, entitled “China’s ‘Riskfare’,” calls for the United States to spotlight China’s risky operational behavior in and over the waters of the Asia-Pacific region and take deliberate actions to counter these dangerous tactics. Odom points out that “Risk is not always synonymous with threat.”  However, China’s behavior, particularly in and overthe South China Sea and East China Sea, produces risk and elevates it to a weapon, [...]

China’s Global Reach: A Security Assessment Workshop

By |2019-10-24T10:08:12-10:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: news, Workshop|Tags: |

In recent U.S. national security documents, the relationship between the U.S. and China was labeled a strategic competition. What does this mean, and how should the U.S. pursue its national security interests in this context? The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a collaborative effort of the five U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers in Honolulu Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2019, to answer these questions. This three-day workshop brought together more than 40 experts from the five Regional Centers and other U.S. Government organizations as well as several think tanks to focus on China’s activities across various regions [...]