Saturday, June 13, 2015

rethinking China policy

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent summary of new ideas on U.S. policy toward China. I also have sensed a growing number of policy analysts who doubt that the longstanding engagement policy is adequate to deal with Chinese assertiveness on security, foreign policy, and economic matters. What to do? The article has links to several differing prescriptions -- a Council on Foreign Relations study, a Carnegie scholar, and -- most intriguing to me -- a study by former Australian PM Kevin Rudd.

The range of options is far broader than more of the same engagement and 1950s style containment and isolation. Let's hope we make smart choices.

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