US Foreign Policy

US-China Competition “Short of War,” 1991-2018

Please join Stimson’s Defense Strategy and Planning program for a discussion of the ways in which the United States and China have used their armed forces in recent decades as a tool of foreign policy. Since the 1990s the US has sought to promote an open, rules-based international order. China has recently asserted itself militarily to challenge key elements of that order. Michael Chase will discuss US efforts to shape China’s behavior and the Asia-Pacific security environment. Stimson’s Yun Sun will discuss China’s interests and objectives as a rising power, and how it uses its military to advance those interests.

Panelists include:

Michael S. Chase, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, an Adjunct Professor in the China Studies and Strategic Studies Departments at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Yun Sun, co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center.

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