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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

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The U.S. Doesn’t Need a New Cold War

| May 18, 2020

The U.S. approach toward China now relies on confrontation and accusation. Yet in diplomacy, as in war, the other side gets a vote. On May 22 China will convene two of its annual summits, the National People’s Congress and the Political Consultative Conference. The Communist Party will choreograph messages carefully: The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union casts a long shadow in Beijing, and Covid-19 came close to shaking the party’s legitimacy. In Chinese history, diseases, famines and other natural disasters have foretold the end of dynasties.

Photo of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Impeachable or Not, Trump's Foreign Policy is Reckless

| Dec. 16, 2019

"Fire without light, fury without purpose, activity without aim—each of these summarize Mr. Trump’s misadventure in Ukraine," writes Robert Zoellick. "Policy for this president is all about personal politics. He begins with disruption—breaking things—but lacks the patience and attention to rebuild. The U.S. is a powerful, resourceful country with a reservoir of resilience. But Americans cannot afford to dissipate their strengths—and tarnish their purposes—without end."

Chinese President Xi Jinping smiles at the audience after concluding his speech at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  January 17, 2017.

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A Better Way to Deal With Beijing

| May 14, 2019

China isn’t a monolith, former World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick writes, and in order to make headway with China, the United States should also pressure the country’s leadership with non-economic means. A deal that opens up trade would be useful, but the U.S. needs a multifront strategy and continuing engagement with China, not a single transaction. America should coordinate with partners—including reformers in China—to change China’s behavior.

In this March 27, 2018 file photo, A man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

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10 Tips for Negotiating with Kim Jong Un

| Mar. 27, 2018

The news that President Trump plans to sit down with Kim Jong Un offers a perfect example of his style: Mr. Trump surprised his world-wide audience, put himself at the center of attention, and took a big risk, probably impulsively. Now the drama has shifted to whether Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim will actually meet. And if so, when and where?

In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2012, a truck transports a container to be loaded onto a ship at a port in Tianjin, China (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan).

AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan

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Trump Courts Economic Mayhem

| Jan. 07, 2018

President Trump’s new National Security Strategy argues that the U.S. must compete in a hostile world. Yet the White House also wants to retreat behind trade barriers. The Trump administration has stacked up a pile of trade cases that will come tumbling down early in 2018. More important than any specific case is the signal of a strategy of economic defeatism.

U.S.President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Danang International Airport in Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying sweeping trade agreements "tie our hands, surrender our sovereignty and make meaningful enforcement practically impossible. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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The Peril of Trump’s Populist Foreign Policy

| Nov. 28, 2017

One of America’s senior statesmen predicted earlier this year that Donald Trump’s hunger for success would push the president toward a more traditional foreign policy. I countered that it depends on how Mr. Trump defines success. We now have an answer: Mr. Trump’s foreign policy reflects his instinct for political realignment at home, based on celebrity populism.