"When U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Washington next week, the dynamics of the bilateral relationship will be more perilous than at any summit in the past thirty-six years," writes Robert Daly.
U.S. Foreign Policy
Can Japan and China restore relations to build a more productive partnership? And what are the interests of the United States, a longstanding defence ally of Japan and increasingly a strategic rival of China's, in Sino-Japanese ties? Do U.S. strategic interest ultimately benefit from a situation where Asia's two great indigenous powers are at odds?
In Japan and China, resurgent nationalism has reinforced the political importance of the region’s most powerful nation-states, fed international tensions in the region, and created additional challenges for U.S. policy.
China and Russia demonstrate a growing affinity in their national interests and diplomatic styles. Americans have often dismissed Chinese and Russian international ventures with broad attacks understood by Chinese and Russians as cultural condescension and used by their presidents to consolidate domestic support. The United States would engage China and Russia more effectively by focusing debate on specific policy issues and omitting more general criticism.