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. 

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

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Panic Over China’s “Black Monday”

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Aug 26, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Kent Hughes comments on the potential for panic in reaction to China’s “Black Monday” stock market woes. more
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Help or Hinder? The AIIB and Outlook for Asian Development

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September 11, 2015 // 10:30am12:15pm
The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has the potential not only to redefine the role that Beijing plays in development assistance, but also in shaping the organizational structure and governance of international financial institutions at large in the future. more
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Carter spoke of strengthening relations between Asia-Pacific nations and countered provocative land reclamation efforts by China.Also known as the Asia Security Summit, the dialogue aims to build confidence and fostering practical security cooperation among Asian nations. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Cautious and Conflicted: Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

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September 08, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Singapore and Malaysia, like their Southeast Asian neighbors, must balance their relations with China and the United States with increasing care. Please join us for a timely discussion with Dr. Pek Koon Heng of American University and Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow of the Brookings Institution and Nanyang Technology University, moderated by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy. more
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Robert Daly Discusses U.S.-Chinese Relations on C-Span

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Aug 12, 2015
Robert Daly previewed the upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September, and U.S.-Chinese relations. Topics included President Xi’s agenda as the leader of China, U.S. debt to China, and territorial disputes over the South China Sea area. more

Russia's National Idea: Matthew Rojansky interviews Dr. Nikolai Zlobin

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Jul 30, 2015
Following the July 23, 2015 event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute and Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S., Matthew Rojansky interviews Dr. Nikolai Zlobin on his takeaways from the session. more

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