While China and other significant countries already treat economic power as a core part of their statecraft, there is a disconnect in U.S. grand strategy in linking foreign policy with national economic policies.
U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific have remained the same under the Trump administration, but components of the Indo-Pacific strategy require a further explanation for U.S. allies in the region.
While North Korea was at the top of the list of issues to discuss during President Donald Trump’s first official visit to China, it remains to be seen how much substantive progress was made on deescalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Conventional wisdom about China is misguided and fails to account for its unique growth and development history.
A fierce debate is raging in China over the best policy for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
While the sixth nuclear test did not cross a Chinese “red line”, there are actions North Korea could take that would do so.
The hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2015 was a key development in U.S.-China cyber relations that woke the United States up to the full potential of cyber attacks.
A positive relationship between the United States and China is crucial for promoting global growth and development, but it is increasingly fraught by disagreements over what a fair economic relationship looks like.
North Korea’s most recent nuclear test calls into question a more active cooperation between China and the United States to increase long-term regional stability. Despite agreeing on the goal of denuclearization on the peninsula, both countries have been unable to reach a real consensus.
Despite having success working together on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear dear, U.S.-China relations remain hindered by systematic mistrust and misunderstanding.