International Affairs

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

U.S. President Barack Obama (L), arrives with his Chinese and Russian counterparts, Xi Jinping (R) and Vladimir Putin (C), at the the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, at Yanqi Lake, in Huairou district of Beijing (REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

Book Chapter

The Great Powers in the New Middle East

March 6, 2015, John McLaughlin

The Iraqi war’s polarization of the region, Islamic extremism, and the Arab Spring each affected the character of the Middle East and the terms by which the great powers could engage with it. John McLaughlin writes that China, Russia, and the United States each have political and economic objectives there, some of which are shared, and many of which are in ideological dispute.

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  • In the News

    Now a senior fellow in foreign policy and global economy and development at the Brookings, Lieberthal said at any given time, there were a lot of issues in US-China relationship. "But I thought we managed to keep the overall relationship in pretty good shape," he said. 

    To Lieberthal, top Chinese and US leaders communicate to each other better now because they see each other more often. 

    "I think in those respects the relationship is calmer and more subtle. And I think it has a much stronger base, and is more much institutionalized, than the media in each of countries treat it," he said.

    May 23, 2014, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, China Daily
  • Interview | CCTV America

    U.S. Treasury Sec. Lew in China for Economic Summit

    May 14, 2014, David Dollar

  • Interview | The Asahi Shimbun

    U.S.-China Strategic Distrust a Major Problem

    July 30, 2012, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • In the News

    The fact that you can have an S&ED that was substantive and produced results—at a time when this [Chen Guangcheng] episode was occurring and was an enormous distraction—testifies to the value of the mechanism of the SE&D and the state of the relationship.

    May 4, 2012, Jeffrey A. Bader, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Expert Q & A

    Importance of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

    May 2, 2012, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Expert Q & A

    U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Is Vitally Important

    May 6, 2011, Kenneth G. Lieberthal