US China Tensions Event

Enhancing U.S.-China Strategic Stability in an Era of Strategic Competition

The flags of the United States and China at the site of a bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

Online Event - Enhancing U.S.-China Strategic Stability in an Era of Strategic Competition

As strategic competition between the United States and China intensifies, the danger of a military confrontation is no longer a far-fetched scenario. Despite recognizing the growing risks of major power conflict, the United States and China have few, if any, effective mechanisms to resolve their differences peacefully. Enhancing strategic stability by lowering the risks of military conflict, preventing a destabilizing arms race, and managing emerging technologies and frontiers of conflict — such as those in space and cyberspace — are now more critical than ever to ensure that the United States and China can compete without disastrous consequences.


Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am EDT

Location: Online Only

Join USIP for the launch of a new report featuring essays from leading American and Chinese security experts on the challenges and opportunities associated with strengthening U.S.-China strategic stability. The event will feature a discussion with six of the report’s authors regarding the perception gaps and drivers of U.S.-China conflict in the nuclear, missile, space, cyber, and emerging technologies realms. The authors will offer recommendations on steps the United States and China can take in the near term to enhance strategic stability.


Lise Grande, welcoming remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Patricia Kim, moderator 
Senior Policy Analyst, China, U.S. Institute of Peace

Jinghua Lyu
Northeast Asia Program Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Haotian Qi
Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Brad Roberts
Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Frank Rose
Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Security, Strategy and Technology, Brookings Institution

Tong Zhao 
Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy


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