16 June 2021 | Rosemary Foot and Courtney Fung | A Tale in Two Books: China and the United Nations.
Join us for an interactive discussion with the authors of two important recent books:
Rosemary Foot, China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image (OUP, 2020); and
Courtney Fung, China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status (OUP, 2019).
29 April 2021 | Helen Nesadurai, Lorraine Elliott, and Pichamon Yeophantong | What’s So Special about Asian Security? Dealing with Non-state Actors and Non- traditional Security
Are the security landscape and dynamics in Asia significantly different compared to those in other world regions? Is there anything ‘special’ about Asian security that necessitates alterations or additions to the theories, concepts or methods of standard international relations or security studies research? This Roundtable explores two potent themes that could make Asia’s security order and practices distinctive: the plurality of actors – including many types of non-state and trans-state actors – and the wide range of so-called ‘non-traditional’ security challenges that preoccupy regional policy-makers.
25 February 2021 | Krista Wiegand | Power Projection and Deterrence: South China Sea Disputants as Pawns in the U.S.-China Rivalry
In the past decade, China has pursued consistent low-level provocations against disputants to seize or prevent other states’ access to islands, maritime features, and waters in the South China Sea. China could significantly benefit from access to oil, natural gas, seabed resources, and maritime trade lanes by controlling these features.
2 December 2020 | Oriana Skylar Mastro | Posing problems without shackling up: Prospects for a Sino-Russian alliance and implications for Asia-Pacific security
Is China forming a balancing coalition against the United States, in particular with Russia? The most recent scholarship does not address China’s balancing strategy because it focuses on explaining secondary states’ response to China’s rise. Work in the realist tradition does predict China will ally with other nations but does not provide insights into security behaviour short of alliances, which more accurately characterizes Beijing’s strategy to date.