"Competitive Interdependence” defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary “near-peer” competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions.
Click here to read: Peace and Economic Security Director Joseph Gerson's recent article in Truthout which provides essential background information on the evolution of the Japanese-Chinese-U.S. military tensions in Northeast Asia.
The prevention of violent conflict is one of the principal charter objectives of the UN, yet the prevention discussion remains fragmented and lacking in focus. QUNO continues to raise awareness about local peacemaking initiatives in Myanmar and encourages a balanced approach to the region. The work with China and with other ‘rising power’ Member States continues to make significant progress. QUNO has been an active participant in policy discussions about the future direction of work on the prevention of violent conflict at the UN.
American Continuities: Obama’s Asian and Nuclear Weapons Policies
Dr. Joseph Gerson
Changzhou, China, June 20, 2010
I have been asked to say a few words about the Obama Administration’s overall foreign and military policies, focusing on its policies toward China and the Asia-Pacific and its approach to nuclear weapons.
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