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Decoupling or Recoupling US-China Relations

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Experts share their perspectives on what direction the United States should take in its relationship with China over the next decade.
Speakers
Lindsey Ford
James B. Steinberg
Evan A. Feigenbaum
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With no resolution to the fractured US-China relationship in sight, the United States faces a choice between continued decoupling and cautious re-engagement. Either path is fraught with risks for America’s national interests, against a backdrop of increasing public concern. Which direction should the United States take in its relationship with China over the next decade and what economic, military, and technological considerations will drive policymaking?

About the Speakers
Lindsey Ford
Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, Brookings
Lindsey Ford is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings, and an adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Formerly, Ford served in a number of roles at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as senior adviser to the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs.
James B. Steinberg
Former US Deputy Secretary of State
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James B. Steinberg is presently university professor of social science, international affairs, and law at Syracuse University, where he was also dean of the Maxwell School until 2016. Steinberg served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2009 to 2011, and as deputy national security advisor to President Clinton from 1996 to 2000.
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Evan A. Feigenbaum
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing, and New Delhi on a region encompassing both East and South Asia. He has served at the US State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, member of the policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific, and an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick.
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