Wang Honggang, Deputy Director, CICIR
Oct 23, 2012
In about two weeks, a winner will be declared in the 2012 U.S. presidential election and the chosen candidate will work to form his administration. Wang Honggang writes that an understanding of how each administration would handle the next four years of the bilateral relationship with China is critically important.
Marc Busch, Professor, Georgetown University
Oct 01, 2012
Many have argued that the recent WTO case brought by the US against China over automobiles and auto-parts subsides was simply meant to pander to US voters in the key swing state of Ohio. While certainly a consideration, the WTO case hints at a more complex trade relationship that has seen both countries use the WTO as a responsible means of settling disputes.
Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Sep 15, 2012
As the US Presidential election races towards a conclusion, both candidates have intensified their “China-bashing” in recent weeks. Doug Bandow warns that regardless of whoever wins, the incoming President will need to drastically scale back the inflammatory rhetoric upon assuming office or risk long-term damage to the China-US relationship.
Stephen Hess, Senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution
Sep 13, 2012
Stephen Hess, the editor-in-chief of the 1976 Republican National Convention Platform, analyzes the party platforms of the 2012 election and discusses how they plan to address issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship.
Steven Hill, Senior Fellow, FairVote
Sep 06, 2012
The US presidential race is heating up, as candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hurtle towards their date with destiny on November 6, 2012. This election will decide many crucial issues in the United States regarding economic policy, the social safety net, even foreign policy.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Aug 23, 2012
As the national conventions loom ahead, Americans prepare to choose the next president on the basis of economic issues. But it is the return of the neoconservatives that will overshadow the discourse on foreign policy – and China.
Wang Wenfeng, Professor, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Aug 05, 2012
Since the beginning of the formal Sino-US relationship, China has always followed the US presidential elections with a degree of trepidation and a clearly preferred candidate. In this election however, both candidates seem set to follow similar policies leaving China with little discernable difference between the two.
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University
Aug 03, 2012
As the U.S. presidential election swings into its final three months, the Republican challenger Mitt Romney is beginning to define his foreign policy beliefs. U
Jun 19, 2012
The Atlantic Council's International Security Program hosted a conversation with Former Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson and National Security Advisor
Jacob Stokes, Research Assistant, Center for a New American Security
Apr 25, 2012
The U.S. presidential race to date has seen its fair share heated rhetoric concerning China, in particular from Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. While it’s essential for the U.S. leaders to stand firmly in support of American interests and values, candidates should be wary of letting political point-scoring damage the world’s most important bilateral relationship