About the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Mission of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute is to Ensure that Informed Engagement Remains the Cornerstone of U.S.-China Relations.
Dr. Henry Kissinger believes that a strong relationship between China and the United States is vital to geopolitical security. Both American and Chinese leaders seek his expertise because his advice is:
- Informed by study of the history and values that shape Chinese and American policy;
- Direct in addressing challenges in the relationship; and
- Balanced in treating both nations in a critical, respectful manner.
A comprehensive approach to U.S.-China policy must be based not only on American interests, but on an understanding of the cultural foundations of Chinese strategy as well. The Kissinger Institute is uniquely positioned to gather and present that perspective by working with Chinese institutions and through the type of policy-relevant research that is the hallmark of the Wilson Center.