In the wake of the Biden administration’s first official meeting with China on March 18, how will U.S. Security policies both toward China and the region as a whole evolve? Will the contentious opening remarks in Anchorage sour the U.S.-China relationship, or does the meeting offer an opportunity for stabilization of relations? Joining FPRI’s Asia Program Director Jacques deLisle for another analysis of the new administration’s Asia policy will be the American Enterprise Institute’s Zack Cooper. They will discuss the impact of the meeting in Alaska, the current state of U.S.-China affairs, and the evolving U.S. security and defense policy in Asia.
Zack Cooper is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies US strategy in Asia, including alliance dynamics and US-China competition. He also co-directs the Alliance for Securing Democracy and teaches at Georgetown University and Princeton University. He previously served on staff at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council. Dr. Cooper is currently writing a book that explains how to predict the future path of US-China military competition by examining how militaries change during power shifts. He received a BA in public policy from Stanford University and graduated from Princeton University with an MPA in international relations and an MA and PhD in security studies.
Jacques deLisle is Director of FPRI’s Asia Program, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Chinese politics and legal reform, U.S-China relations, cross-strait relations, and China’s engagement with the international legal order.