The A Word: An Accomodationist Strategy for US-China Relations

The A Word: An Accomodationist Strategy for US-China Relations

Author/s (editor/s):

Micah Zenko

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Policy paper

Many predictions have been made that the United States and China will find themselves in competition or even direct conflict. Yet this is not pre-ordained and both sides need to be careful not to talk themselves into a hostile relationship. This bold new paper from Council of Foreign Relations scholar Micah Zenko argues that by identifying clear ideas about acceptable conduct in the key domains (Maritime, Space and Cyber) the US and China can avoid conflict without presuming away differences of interest or opinion. 

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