Episode S1 | E5

The United States and China: Destined to Coexist or Doomed to Collide?

Air Date: Aug 07, 2016

About this episode

Experts on various aspects of the U.S.-China relationship, including a leading U.S. policy scholar from China joining via satellite from Shanghai, seek the truth of the questions of whether U.S. China economic interdependence will outweigh the historical tendency of great powers to clash.

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About the guests

Gordon Chang

Author of "The Coming Collapse of China"

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006. Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in general and the North Korean crisis in particular. His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001). His writings on China and North Korea have appeared...

Zhang Zhexin

Research Fellow, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Dr. Zhang Zhexin (Tiger) is a research fellow at the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies and Assistant Director of the Institute of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). He is a non-resident fellow at the Charhar Institute of China. His research focuses on East Asian geopolitics, Sino-U.S. relations,...

Robert Knake

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Rob Knake is senior fellow for cyber policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also a senior research scientist at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for the development of...