Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Aug 29 , 2019
With no apparent end in sight, the crisis in Hong Kong has the potential to spiral out of control, but neither Beijing nor Washington wants to see the crisis resolved through military action. Such a calamitous outcome could have the possibility of bringing U.S.-China relations to an ultimate breaking point.
May 17 , 2019
Late last month at a security forum in Washington, DC, Kiron Skinner, Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State, described today’s US-China conflict as “a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideology, and the United States hasn’t had that before.” As a trial balloon, this apparent attempt to define the Trump administration’s confrontation with China did not fly.
Apr 17 , 2019
The dismissal of a former key finance official as chairman of China's social security fund underscores that the government that has become intolerant of internal policy disagreements.
Mar 15 , 2019
The new cold war against China will be won not through ideology or even weaponry, but through the deployment of economic incentives to wage a geopolitical struggle.
Feb 28 , 2019
Why was Hanoi, Vietnam, chosen as the venue for the second Trump-Kim summit? Maybe because Trump and his advisers want to show Kim that Vietnam, a country that once fought a war with the U.S., transformed itself into a prospering economy by embracing capitalism and friendly relations with the U.S. But a clever choice of venue won’t be enough to seal the deal.
Feb 19 , 2019
This goes beyond more than just trade.
Dec 14 , 2018
The West should not overreact to China’s influence operations, nor sacrifice the openness that is a source of their strength.
Dec 04 , 2018
Kicking the can only a short distance down the road still means that Beijing and Washington will be faced with a moment of truth.
Nov 14 , 2018
An unsettling consensus is fast forming in the strategic community: the United States and China are headed toward a long-term geopolitical conflict. The two countries may never return to constructive engagement, but they can probably avoid a destructive cold war.
Oct 23 , 2018
As the world speculates on the immense damage the escalating U.S.-China trade war could bring to international economic sphere, these tensions could be putting the Earth itself at risk of destruction.