Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century

After 40 years of largely cooperative Sino-US relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown. Others argue that the deep economic interdependence between the two countries and the many areas of shared interests will lead to more collaborative relations in the coming decades.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2014

Audio/Video: Middle East

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Thomas Friedman in conversation with Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority. See more

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