Exchange ideas about thought-provoking foreign policy issues facing America today at this monthly informal, non-partisan discussion. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book in the holds area of the main library and read the chapter prior to each meeting. Discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Register for each month separately. Registration required. Registration required.
In the last 15 years, China has implemented a wide-ranging strategy of economic outreach and expansion of all its national capacities, including military and diplomatic capacities. Where the United States has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China has made inroads through efforts like the Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). What are Beijing’s geopolitical objectives? What leadership and political conditions in each society underlie growing Sino-American tensions? What policies might Washington adopt to address this circumstance?