China is Marching West for Food

China's "Marching West" strategy has gained international attention. By Zhang Hongzhou As the United States pivots toward the east, China has launched the so-called "Marching West" strategy to avoid a direct confrontation with the Americans — a strategy first...

New Zealand: Between Two Great Powers

February 23, 2014

New Zealand must tread carefully between China and the US. US-China relations will play a key role in shaping the Asia Pacific in the 21st century. Meanwhile, New Zealand faces the challenge of harnessing its improved ties with both superpowers to bolster forces of integration over those of...

How the Pivot Reinforced Asian Disputes

February 20, 2014

The US pivot to Asia has not seen a change in the regional balance of power. After eight years of perceived foreign policy misadventure under the Bush administration, President Barack Obama promised a new era in America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Initially, his approach to...

The Rebalancing Act: From “Strategic Guarantees” to “It’s Complicated”

February 12, 2014

The US and ASEAN share the goal of a stable regional environment. A little over two years ago, in a speech at the Australian Parliament, President Barack Obama announced a major shift in US foreign policy. After a decade of costly, bloody wars in the Middle East, Washington would now be turning...