Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.
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The Wilson Center and its Kissinger Institute on the Passing of Henry Kissinger: One of the Last Giants of US Foreign Policy
The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States joins the many Wilson Center scholars whose nations and research have been influenced by Henry Kissinger in marking the death of this extraordinary man.Read more
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Reports and Projects
Last Among Equals: The China-Iran Partnership in a Regional Context
Despite the rhetoric of both Iranian and Chinese policymakers, the privileged status of an alliance remains out of reach for Iran, which finds itself seeking to rectify its position within Chinese bilateral relationships in the Middle East: the last among equals.
Mapping China’s Cultural Genome
Magic Weapons: China's political influence activities under Xi Jinping
In September 2014 Xi Jinping gave a speech on the importance of united front work—political influence activities—calling it one of the CCP’s “magic weapons”. The Chinese government’s foreign influence activities have accelerated under Xi. China’s foreign influence activities have the potential to undermine the sovereignty and integrity of the political system of targeted states.
A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education
The Kissinger Institute presents the most comprehensive survey to date of the experiences of faculty, students, and administrators coping with the impact of China’s political agenda on American campuses.