On the Record

Growing Distrust between China and the U.S.

The United States and China are two of the world’s most powerful and influential nations and the state of their relationship is critically important to countries across the globe. Despite their economic and political ties, each nation harbors a growing, strategic distrust of the other that could threaten their partnership, explains Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center and co-author of a new paper, “Addressing U.S.- China Strategic Distrust.”