As the Trump Administration rachets up the pressure on China it has become unclear exactly what the United States government wants: economic reform in China, establishing limits to China’s regional influence, destabilization of China’s economy, or — as President Trump’s now infamous campaign slogan suggests —a return to a time when America no longer had to contend with China as a near peer competitor, a time when American was great again, and when China knew its place. Today it would seem that America has two choices: conflict or collaboration with China.

A collaborative framework of engagement towards China would not…

Benjamin Shobert

Author of Blaming China, a new book that argues American society is angrier, more fragmented, and more polarized than at any time since the Civil War.