U.S.-China relations stands as a linchpin in today’s global landscape, encapsulating an intricate blend of significance, complexity, and urgency. To comprehend how the U.S. forges its China policy, it is important to look at the evolving strategies employed by different administrations over the years.
In this compelling conversation, Susan Shirk, professor emeritus at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy and founding chair of the 21st Century China Center, talks with Stephen Hadley, the former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, and Paul Haenle, who served as the White House China director on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
They explore the intricate journey of U.S.-China relations through the last several decades. It’s a relationship that is not static; rather, it’s a dynamic interplay of diplomatic maneuvering and strategic recalibration. They offer a nuanced understanding of the policies and strategies employed by different administrations in recent years. By examining this evolving narrative, we gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and opportunities inherent in one of the world’s most pivotal bilateral relationships.