US-China Relations

Mending the Marriage: The Importance of Stabilizing US-China Relations

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The US-China bilateral relationship is too big to fail.

South China Sea Dispute: China

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In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.

Xi Jinping, the Revered

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A newly empowered Xi Jinping is forcing US President Donald Trump to pick from the best of bad options.

America’s Chinese Headache in the Horn of Africa

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US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.

Interview: Edward Alden on Automation and the Future of Work

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We sit down with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the future of employment and the US economy.

Kim-Moon Summit: Unexpected Harmony for the Two Koreas

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The Kim-Moon summit was a positive first step, but any inter-Korean political reconciliation will be a long and fragile process.

US-China Trade War: Shots Fired at ZTE as Washington Tries Reciprocity

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President Trump reaches for China’s own playbook on trade, with disastrous results for ZTE.

Global Forecast (03-29-2018)

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Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

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The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

China: Friend, Foe, or Something in Between

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It’s time for US policy planners to deal with the China that exists, and not the imaginary one they have long hoped for.

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