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  • Sun Chenghao Assistant Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

    Jan 15 , 2020

    A rising China has changed the bilateral balance, but neither China nor the United States has sufficient experience or approaches for dealing with the other. Competition could easily lead to confrontation.

  • Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University

    Jan 15 , 2020

    When I told a friend I had just written a book on morality and foreign policy, she quipped: “It must be a very short book.” Such skepticism is common. An Internet search shows surprisingly few books on how US presidents’ moral views affected their foreign policies. As the eminent political theorist Michael Walzer once described American graduate training in international relations after 1945, “Moral argument was against the rules of the discipline as it was commonly practiced.”

  • Yao Ying PhD candidate, Tsinghua University’s Institute for International and Area Studies

    Jan 14 , 2020

    The humanitarian crisis has opened a new window of opportunity, despite Western criticism, after the United States pressured the country into cutting back on its commitments to China.

  • Yue Li Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution

    Jan 13 , 2020

    As the president of the Republic of Korea reaches the halfway mark of his tenure, he has acquired some valuable experience for helping bring peace to the peninsula. It’s time to shift into high gear.

  • Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University

    Jan 10 , 2020

    While a partial trade agreement has been reached between the US and China, few believe that a full truce is underway. For 2020, the two countries should focus on managing interdependence and “smart competition” instead of being consumed by exaggerated fears.

  • Minxin Pei Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College

    Jan 09 , 2020

    US President Donald Trump’s decision to order the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, has raised the specter, albeit still distant, of all-out war between the United States and the Islamic Republic. There is only one winner in this situation: China.

  • Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

    Jan 09 , 2020

    The U.S.’ commitment to back Japan in a conflict should not be extended to Japan’s vague claim of the Senkaku Islands. The territorial dispute between Japan and China is far too precarious, and one in which the U.S. should avoid in order to prevent further conflict with Beijing.

  • Wu Zhenglong Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies

    Jan 07 , 2020

    It’s no surprise that the world’s two biggest economies will have disagreements now and then. But that’s no excuse for hostility. In fact, a bad attitude is counterproductive.

  • Zhao Minghao Research Fellow, Charhar Institute

    Jan 07 , 2020

    There is an alternative for resolving the China-U.S. puzzle that goes beyond the simple binary choice of “deep integration” or “decoupling.” But the two sides must want to discover it.

  • Yu Sui Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies

    Jan 07 , 2020

    It’s a cooperative list that’s growing steadily longer, based on mutual interests. As the United States attempts to apply pressure, it only pushes them closer together.

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