Miller Center experts share their insights on relations between the United States and nations in the Asia Pacific
Scholarship and projects
'Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty'
In Aynne Kokas's new book, she argues that exploitative Silicon Valley data governance practices help China build infrastructures for global control
Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation
“The Asia Pacific’s experience in fighting pandemics can help the world become more resilient,” said the Miller Center's Syaru Shirley Lin, who is also chair of the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation
'The United States in the New Asia'
"The United States has mostly watched from the sidelines as proposals multiply and Asia organizes itself into an alphabet soup of new multilateral groups," Miller Center Practitioner Senior Fellow Evan Feigenbaum wrote in his 2009 book
The China challenge
China's neighbors are eager to take advantage of new opportunities, but they do not want to be left alone with China
Vaccination and beyond
At the end of the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems worldwide continued to experience unprecedented strain, highlighting the need for solutions that make health care more effective, accessible, and affordable—especially in the Asia Pacific
China and the re-centering of East Asia
Understanding future global prospects requires an appreciation of the continuities of East Asian geopolitics as well as the changing structure of current relationships
U.S.-China relations in a turbulent time
The 2020 Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy involved an in-depth look at competition and cooperation during a time of global upheaval
China and the geopolitics of COVID-19
Sino-American relations appeared to be in flux when President Trump called the coronavirus a "Chinese virus"—while at the same time saying the two nations were in "constant communication" about the pandemic
Autonomy in Hong Kong and Taiwan
China attempted to increase its control over Hong Kong and Taiwan. In turn, the United States increased its interest in the success of democratic institutions and market economy, and in the preservation of autonomy and freedom
Nixon on China
President Richard Nixon would play China against the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union against China, and both against North Vietnam. He made an unprecedented and widely televised trip to Beijing in 1972 that caused a sensation among the American people, who had seen little of the world's most populous nation since the Communists had taken power
Did America get China wrong?
In a recent podcast co-sponsored by the Miller Center, senior fellow Eric Edelman talked to Princeton's Aaron Friedberg about why we have persistently underestimated China's rise as a revisionist power
China faces irreconcilable choices on Ukraine
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an important test of China’s policy evolution. But Beijing is trying to strike an impossible balance, wrote Evan Feigenbaum at CarnegieEndowment.org
Dancing with China
China is not an obstacle to American leadership, wrote the Miller Center's Brantly Womack
Eisenhower on Korea
"In the simplest terms, what we are doing in Korea is this: We are trying to prevent a third world war."
—Speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Korean War, April 11, 1951
Carter and Deng Xiaoping
"The normalization of relations between the United States and China has no other purpose than this: the advancement of peace."
—Speech by President Carter on the establishment of diplomatic relations with China, December 15, 1978
Reagan and Deng Xioaping
"We all think that the generation that went before us didn't quite do things right. But be very careful. Don't throw away the basic values essential to civilization."
—President Reagan on a visit to Fudan University, April 30, 1984
Obama and Xi Jinping
"The relationship between the United States and China will shape the 21st century, which makes it as important as any bilateral relationship in the world."
—President Obama at the US/China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, July 27, 2009
Trump and Xi Jinping
"As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China. In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China—and infect the world."
—President Trump addressing the 75th session of the United Nations, September 22, 2020