Research Fellow, Charhar Institute
Jul 01, 2021
The U.S. and others should help developing countries solve their problems, rather than using them as a playing field in a geopolitical competition with China. Excessive competition will not lead to the better world that the American president says he seeks.
Mar 03, 2021
In light of various domestic pressures on both sides, neither China nor the U.S. has much room for compromise on a number of issues. Benign interaction won’t be achieved overnight. But, with care, it may yet be possible to repeat the “minuet” described by Henry Kissinger.
Feb 08, 2021
The Biden administration is attempting to merge some domestic priorities with foreign relations, which should create some room for cooperation. The pandemic, economic recovery and climate change are good places to start.
Dec 21, 2020
There’s no evidence indicating that U.S.-China relations will turn for the better simply because Biden takes over the presidency. But the opposite is true as well: There is no reason to pass up an opportunity to ease tensions and strive for a reset.
Sep 07, 2020
If polls are any indication, the U.S. president’s chances for re-election may appear dim as the race enters its final stage. But voters often do not reveal their true feelings in polls. What will it be like if he wins? Expect “America first” on steroids.
Jul 31, 2020
Making diplomacy fail may actually be the goal. But even if the hawks in America dream that confrontation will boost Trump’s re-election chances, they should understand that it could sink China-U.S. relations into a morass of incalculable proportions.
Jun 17, 2020
The people of the United States have paid a huge price for Trump’s incompetence and divisiveness. His response to the killing of George Floyd and the massive protests that followed was as clumsy as his response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
May 05, 2020
The short answer is probably not. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a state of mutual suspicion and open rivalry that is going to complicate the future. Beijing and Washington should speak more discreetly to one another to prevent an outbreak of hostility.
Mar 26, 2020
With the total of confirmed coronavirus infections surpassing 300,000 worldwide, panic has set in. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that humanity may be facing a crisis not seen in 75 years.
Feb 13, 2020
Washington must be careful in assessing the possible impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak -- particularly in the implemenation of the phase one trade deal. The U.S. needs to give China a certain degree of flexibility.