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Under Donald Trump, the United States government pursued a dangerous strategy toward East Asia centered on quixotic efforts to retain American regional military primacy and pressure Asian nations to contain the People’s Republic of China. This zero-sum strategy, if continued by the incoming Biden Administration, will alienate America’s friends and allies, polarize the region, and increase the likelihood of armed conflict with Beijing.
The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft has just issued a report entitled, “Toward an Inclusive and Balanced Regional Order: A New U.S. Strategy in East Asia.” It presents an alternative U.S. approach to the region that stresses balance over dominance, inclusion over exclusion, and reassurance and cooperation alongside less escalatory forms of deterrence.
Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the main points of QI’s new report, featuring authors Michael D. Swaine, Jessica J. Lee, and Rachel Esplin Odell; former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and former acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton.
The discussion will take place Friday, January 29, at 2:00 pm EST.