World Knowledge Forum

[WKF 2020] US-China Strategic Competition under the Next US President│Paula Dobriansky



* [Atlantic Council] US-China Strategic Competition under the Next US President│Frederick Kempe(Atlantic Council, President and CEO), Paula Dobriansky(United States Department of State, former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs): This session, featuring a group of former senior US officials and experts from the Atlantic Council, will explore the view from Washington, DC on the greatest challenges and opportunities surrounding US-China strategic competition in advance of the upcoming 2020 US presidential election. In the lead-up to 2020 US presidential election, emerging and accelerating geopolitical trends in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global pandemic have presented the greatest threat to the rules-based international system since the Cold War. Chief among these trends is the accelerating decline in relations between the United States and China, a relationship whose trajectory carries profound security, political, and economic implications that increasingly reach beyond the Indo-Pacific. From worsening military tensions in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait, to renewed economic confrontation over global supply chains and high-tech industries, to increasing Chinese influence efforts in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe, uncertainty defines the long-term outlook for both countries. At this time of great uncertainty, the outcome of the upcoming US presidential election will shape answers to critical strategic questions about the future of US-China strategic competition and the prospects for the rules-based international system as a whole. #US-ChinaStrategy, #TheNextUSPresident, #PaulaDobriansky