Speaker: Thomas Fingar, former Deputy Director of National intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of National Intelligence Council
Date: August 2012
In this interview, Thomas Fingar shares his opinion on the overall bilateral relationship between China and the United States. He comments on the purpose of Obama’s “pivot to Asia” policy, the significance of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the concept of the G-2, and the roles of BRICS. He believes that US policy has not changed from engagement to containment and suggests that, in order to reduce suspicion, China and the US should cooperate to build confidence with one another. He says that China and the US should have far more extensive military interaction and that the idea of a new type of relationship between great powers is achievable, desirable and imperative because the alternative would be disastrous for both sides.
Thomas Fingar was the former Deputy Director of National intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of National Intelligence Council.