Webinar – Is a US-China Decoupling Really Possible in a Post-Pandemic World?
In conjunction with the Santa Fe Council of International Relations, we will be co-hosting a Webinar from 10AM till 11:30AM on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Join us to hear Professor Sarwar Kashmeri, Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and Applied Research Fellow of the Peace and War Center of Norwich University. Prof. Kashmeri believes that U.S. policy towards China is crafted on obsolete assumptions and on the hopes and dreams of what American policy makers want China to become rather than on what China is today. The pandemic offers an opportunity for the U.S. and China to jointly assume leadership to accelerate a global recovery, and sidestep the growing danger of a new cold-war. But: what will be the consequences of the Trump administration’s tendency to belittle China? How will the administration’s efforts to earn votes by discrediting China — e.g. blaming it for the coronavirus and for all of the current economic upheaval — permanently stain the US-China relationship? How might the November 2020 federal elections reshape this landscape — especially as VP Biden has his own strong opinions on US-China relations?
Prof. Sarwar Kashmeri is an international relations specialist, author, and commentator, noted for his expertise on U.S. grand strategy and national security. He speaks frequently before business, foreign policy, and military audiences. He is the author of 2019’s China’s Grand Strategy: Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy.