About the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of issues in the U.S.-China relationship and its impact on both countries and the world. It does so by exploring the political, economic, historical, and cultural factors that underlie the respective behavior patterns and world views of China and the United States.

Inspired by and dedicated to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger’s vision of the importance of the relationship between these two nations, the Kissinger Institute brings together the most expert thinkers and the most promising policymakers and public officials to promote cross-cultural dialogue and enhanced understanding on a variety of issues.

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The Latest from the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia

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February 23, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
It is often understood that contemporary politics in the region is marked by balance of power activity that precedes an inevitable power transition when China’s power “catches up” with that of the United States. In The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia, however, Australian National University’s Evelyn Goh argues that U.S. hegemony has been consolidated in East Asia in spite of China’s rise, because of the crucial support of other regional states which prefer a U.S.-led order. more
 China’s president, Xi Jinping, has promoted “political security and ideological security,” opening the door for Maoists. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

The Month in U.S.-China Relations (January) 中美关系月报

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Feb 05, 2015
The new year in U.S.-China relations began in the uncertain afterglow of President Obama’s and General Secretary Xi’s November summit in Beijing. Those meetings—Xi was said to spend more time with Obama than with all other national leaders combined—were widely read as a joint effort to ease the friction and mutual suspicion that had characterized relations since Xi and Obama met at Sunnylands in 2013. more
Image Credit: REUTERS/Wang Zhao/Pool

China’s Alternative Diplomacy

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Feb 02, 2015
China has just made its biggest foreign policy adjustment since 1989. The bigger question here is, what is the grand strategy behind Xi’s plans? Kissinger Institute Global Fellow, Zheng Wang writes about China's evolving foreign policy under Xi Jinping. more
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Deciphering China’s Mixed Signals

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Jan 29, 2015
During recent speeches, high-level Chinese officials delivered seemingly contradictory messages about China’s intentions as a world power. Does China intend to challenge the current world order or does it simply want to play its role within the current structure? more

China Consensus Network Publishes KICUS Interview on U.S.-China Relations (Chinese)

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Jan 13, 2015
2014年11月7日,戴博先生参加了由深圳现代创新发展研究院主办的大梅沙创新论坛,共识网-《领导者》杂志对其进行了专访,他对中美关系、中国与周边国家关系、中国外交风格、国际责任、中国国内改革、软实力、反腐败等一系列话题进行了分析。 more

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