Jeffrey A. Bader John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
David Dollar Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
Ryan Hass Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center
Aug 17 , 2017
Until a strategy is set, there will continue to be confused and conflicting messages from different quarters of the United States government on China, disagreement and sloppiness on proper sequencing of actions, and limits to our ability to elicit Chinese cooperation, as Beijing hesitates to commit to U.S. initiatives because of uncertainty over the steadfastness and coherence of U.S. policy. As the administration charts next steps with China, it should widen the aperture of its focus.
Shaun Tan Writer based in Hong Kong
Aug 15 , 2017
Throughout his time in the political spotlight, Donald Trump has raised eyebrows with boisterous speeches and absurd statements, causing many to question his mental capacity to lead. But, while his opponents at home and abroad decry his antics as insanity, could President Trump actually be executing a specific policy strategy?
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Aug 07 , 2017
If U.S. policy is determined by passion, ignorance, and myopia, the prospects of maintaining a peaceful relationship are far lower. President Trump is not a stupid man, but until he seeks to educate himself he risks acting stupidly. Then the cost for both nations, and most of Asia, could be quite high.
Aug 03 , 2017
U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson spoke with reporters at a State Department press pressing on August 1 in Washington D.C. and covered a wide range of foreign policy issues, including dealing with China. The following are excerpts of his remarks.
James Carter Professor, Saint Joseph’s University
Jul 21 , 2017
For more than a century, joining the “family of nations” has been a goal of Chinese leaders. Some are now predicting that China will soon assume many of the leadership roles that the United States is withdrawing from. But it’s not the first time that such opportunities have presented themselves.
CSIS Center for Strategic & International Studies
Jul 20 , 2017
On July 6th CSIS hosted an event to release a major report on U.S.-China relations written by a group of experts from some of America’s leading foreign policy think tanks.
Amitai Etzioni Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
Jul 14 , 2017
It will take much more from the U.S. to sway China, such as promising to remove the anti-missile defenses from South Korea if North Korea gives up its nukes, and promising not to move U.S. troops north, among other such ‘gives.’ Instead, the impatient and impulsive Trump Administration seems ready to assume China will not cooperate and move on to dealing with North Korea some other way.
Joan Johnson-Freese Professor, US Naval War College
Elizabeth Frampton Independent Policy Analyst on International relations and domestic policy issues
Jul 11 , 2017
The danger that flows from Trump being an Active-Negative regarding U.S.-China relations is Trump’s propensity to take a wrecking-ball approach to past policies and approaches aimed toward maintaining a precarious regional stability. Yet now more than ever, the need to work well with China is critical given North Korea’s successful July 4th ICBM test.
Jul 11 , 2017
Following a brief "honeymoon", trade emerges as a major point of friction, especially as the 100-day trade plan concludes on July 16th.