In the inaugural episode of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s China in the World podcast, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center director Paul Haenle interviewed Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser to President George W. Bush. Hadley discussed his understanding of the “new type of great power relations” paradigm between China and the United States. The concept was originally put forth by Chinese leaders in an effort to build a strong, stable bilateral relationship with the United States and avoid the destabilizing competition that may result from China’s rise. This podcast examined the implications of this idea and offered some potential methods for strengthening Sino-U.S. cooperation, including military cooperation and commitment by the leadership of both countries.

Stephen Hadley

Hadley completed four years as the assistant to the president for National Security Affairs on January 20, 2009. From January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2005, Hadley was the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, serving under then National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice. Hadley is currently senior adviser for international affairs at the United States Institute for Peace.

Paul Haenle

Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center. Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.