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The Nixon Forum on U.S.-China Relations

On October 17, the Wilson Center partnered with the Nixon Foundation for a day-long conference examining the past, present, and future of relations between China and the United States. Featuring keynote remarks by David Stillwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, and presentations by top scholars and former senior officials from across the U.S. government, this conference explores the parameters and implications of deepening competition between the worlds two most powerful nations. Watch videos from the conference on the Wilson Center website.

In the News

South Pacific Breezes Blowing - Why Pacific Island Nations Are Looking to DC
Abraham Denmark appearing on Need to Know

A time to reconsider economic greatness
Shihoko Goto for The Japan Times

High expectations for a new imperial dawn
Shihoko Goto for Arab News

The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China's Global Reach
Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat

Photos show Kim Jong Un's visit to North Korean resort
Jean Lee appearing on The Situation Room

US Leaders Travel To Afghanistan Amid Uncertainty Over Troop Deployments Overseas
Michael Kugelman appearing on The AfPak File

Will The IS Leader’s Killing Undermine Afghanistan Branch?
Michael Kugelman quoted in Gandhara

US Quietly Reduces Troop Force in Afghanistan by 2,000
Michael Kugelman quoted in VOA

The serious message behind Kim Jong Un’s silly horse photos
Abraham Denmark quoted in Vox

Dispatches Blog

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Parsing the propaganda: What to make of Kim Jong Un on a white horse
Jean H. Lee

Calling for a Multilateral Approach to Tackle Political Risk
Shihoko Goto

Afghanistan's Silent Tragedy
Michael Kugelman

Reassessing Isolationism: Clarifying Japanese Security Policy
Benjamin Pereboom



How Free Is the Fourth Estate? A Discussion about India’s Media Environment
November 18, 2019

ROK-U.S. Cooperation in an Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition
November 18, 2019

Eighteen Years and $132 Billion: Taking Stock of U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
November 20, 2019


Democracies, Dictatorships, and Grand Strategy
November 06, 2019 / Video Now Available

Japan's Global Economic Leadership Beyond the G20
October 18, 2019 / Video Now Available

Elections, Peace Talks, and U.S. Policy: What’s Next for Afghanistan?
October 10, 2019 / Video Now Available

Recent Publications

The U.S.-China Trade War and Options for Taiwan

by Chien-Huei Wu

Program News

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Vice President Pence at the Wilson Center

Vice President Michael R. Pence delivered the inaugural Frederic V. Malek Public Service Leadership Lecture on the future of the relationship between the United States and China. The lecture and discussion with Wilson Center Director, President and CEO Jane Harman serves as the formal launch of the Frederic V. Malek Public Service Leadership Fund in support of non-partisan global dialogue. Watch the speech at

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