Regions / China
Despite frequent alarms about the supposed China threat, China is not an emerging superpower.
Washingtons policy ignores Tibets complex history, is driven by domestic politics, and is inherently contradictory.
In the U.S. the attractions of missile defense endure, fueled most recently by the apparent Gulf War successes of the Patriot missiles and by perceived threats of long-range missile launches by so-called rogue states.
Both a new U.S. administration and Chinas bid to host the 2008 Olympics offer opportunities to influence human rights in China.
Given the atmosphere of suspicion and distrust that so often characterizes U.S.-China relations, it is vitally important that Chinese foreign policy and military capabilities be calmly and carefully assessed.
The Bush administration's defense review affords an opportunity to overhaul the nation's military strategy, forces, and equipment plans in light of the challenges and opportunities of the new century.
When newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss recently warned that Chinas modernization of its military posed a direct threat to the U.S., was it standard budget time scare tactics?
If you want to understand the antagonism between Beijing and Tokyo, you have to start in Washington and, in particular, Washington State.
Contradictions in U.S.-China relations and a way forward.
China specialist and Princeton University professor Aaron Friedberg has been named deputy national security adviser and director of policy planning on Cheney's high-powered foreign policy staff headed by I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, one of the most influenti