Avoiding the “Thucydides Trap”
U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains
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As the relationship between China and the United States becomes increasingly complex and interdependent, leaders in Beijing and Washington are struggling to establish a solid common foundation on which to expand and deepen bilateral relations.
In order to examine the challenges facing US-China relations, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange of Peking University brought together a group of leading experts from China and the United States in Beijing and Honolulu to develop a conceptual foundation for US-China relations into the future, tackling the issues in innovative ways under the banner of US-China Relations in Strategic Domains.
The resulting essays assess US-China relations in the maritime and nuclear sectors as well as cyberspace, space and via the lens of P2P and Mil to Mil exchanges. Scholars and students in political science and international relations are this presented with a diagnosis and prognosis of the relations between the two superpowers.
Table of Contents
Introduction Wang Dong and Travis Tanner
1 U.S.-China Relations in the Maritime Security Domain Wang Dong and Christopher Yung
2 Seeking Strategic Stability for U.S.-China Relations in the Nuclear Domain Elbridge A. Colby and Wu Riqiang
3 Reducing and Managing U.S.-China Conflict in Cyberspace Adam Segal and Tang Lan
4 U.S.-China Strategic Relations in Space Brian Weeden and Xiao He
5 Stepping Up Investments in U.S.-China Relations: Making People-to-People Exchange a Strategic Priority Travis Tanner and Zhao Minghao
6 Sino-U.S. Military-to-Military Relations Roy D. Kamphausen with Jessica Drun
7 Sino-US Military Relations: Interests, Challenges, and Solution Xu Hui with Yu Ying
Conclusion Wang Dong and Tiffany Ma
Travis N. Tanner is the President of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation. Based in Beijing, Mr. Tanner has more than 15 years of experience working on U.S.-China relations. Mr. Tanner is the author, contributing author, or co-editor of numerous publications on the strategic, economic and political dimensions of the US-China relationship, including five volumes of the Strategic Asia series.
Wang Dong is Associate Professor at SIS and Deputy Secretary General of the American Studies Center as well as Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for China-U.S. People to People Exchange at Peking University. He has written extensively on the U.S.-China relations and China’s foreign policy.