RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

October 31, 2019 | Issue Brief

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces. READ MORE

China's growing capability and influence across the Indo-Pacific provokes pressing questions for U.S. strategy in the region. READ MORE

China’s One Belt One Road strategy (OB READ MORE

October 17, 2019 | Opinion | Frontier Myanmar

When viewing the domestic conflicts of a sovereign nation, China sees development and stability as two mutually reinforcing concepts. READ MORE

October 8, 2019 | Opinion | Nikkei Asian Review

Since 2016, when Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy came to power in Myanmar, China's relations with the Southeast Asian state have been surprisingly smooth considering Beijing's close ties with its former military regimes. READ MORE

October 4, 2019 | Commentary | Frontier Myanmar

Since Myanmar's current peace process began eight years ago, ethnic reconciliation has become a benchmark in evaluating progress of the Myanmar nation and state, alongside civil-military relations and economic development. READ MORE

Much has been said and written about the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor since it was formally proposed by China in November 2017 as part of its global Belt and Road Initiative. READ MORE

After becoming the leader of China in late 2012 Xi Jinping rapidly launched his signature foreign-policy campaign—the Belt and Road Initiative—to project China’s economic and geopolitical influence. READ MORE

September 4, 2019 | Commentary | Frontier Myanmar

WITH FIGHTING in Rakhine State since January and escalating bloodshed in northern Shan State, Myanmar is enduring a level of conflict unprecedented in recent years. READ MORE

August 28, 2019 | Commentary | South Asian Voices

The strategic competition between India and China in South Asia, especially in the Indian Ocean due to the Chinese “string of pearls” strategy, has been a key element underlining the narrative of bilateral relations in recent years. READ MORE

August 27, 2019 | Research Pages

Stimson’s China program is conducting an ongoing research and dialogue project that examines China’s emerging role in conflict mediation globally. READ MORE

July 16, 2019 | Opinion | PacNet

With the much-expected announcement on the latest US arms sales package to Taiwan, China retaliated with a vow to sanction US companies participating in the sales. This is not the first time that China threatened to do so. READ MORE

July 2, 2019 | Paper | The Asan Forum

The Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un had been expected to deliver concrete results on the nuclear negotiations and/or US-North Korea bilateral relations. READ MORE

June 25, 2019 | Commentary | 38 North

After many years of speculation about a visit to the DPRK by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the suspense finally came to an end last week with the Chinese leader’s two-day state visit to Pyongyang. The timing is curious. READ MORE

Since being applied to U.S.-Soviet-China trilateral relations after the Sino-American rapprochement in the early 1970s, the notion/theory of “strategic triangles” has been widely used to examine many trilateral relations. READ MORE