Trump needs to look beyond illusory bargains with Russia and China and instead develop clear-eyed frameworks to manage bilateral disagreements and make progress on common policy objectives based on U.S. national security interests.
Paul Haenle discusses Trump’s direct assaults on the cornerstones of the U.S.-China relationship, and assesses the administration’s confrontational approach to questions such as the One China policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and North Korea.
President-elect Trump will most likely be the single most important source of tensions—and potentially conflicts—between Beijing and Washington in the next four years.
China has found itself in the unique position as a global leader in the fight against climate change, but internal regulations to combat coal usage are facing resistance from local governments.
Whether the growing size and global interdependence of China’s economy is translating into greater Chinese geopolitical influence is one of the most important questions of the twenty-first century.