#34 – Xi’s New Look Towards the U.S.

event #34 April 15th, 2014

Dr. DA Wei 达巍 Director, Institute of American Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Abstract In the past 18 months, President Xi Jinping has very quickly push forward a set of new foreign policy narratives, and his international strategic outlook may be summarized as “hard defensive realism”. Meanwhile, the US president Barack Obama is continuing to push his “rebalance strategy” in Asia Pacific, which is a mixture of realism and liberalism. These two trends collide and caused tension between the two countries and in within the region.