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Issues & Insights Vol. 12 – No. 10 – The US-China Relationship: Avoiding a New Cold War

The US-China relationship consists of both competitive and cooperative elements. However, the last decade has seen the relationship tend toward the former and become increasingly fraught with internal tensions. Participants were tasked with imagining worst-case scenarios over the next 25 years, should these trends continue. Three groups encompassing political, security, and economic/global governance issues constructed what they thought were realistic scenarios and sought to formulate policy recommendations intended to help both countries avoid those scenarios.