Sources of Chinese Conduct: A Debate
More than a half-century ago, George Kennan published an analysis of the sources of Soviet conduct that helped to shape US policy toward Moscow throughout the Cold War. More recently, the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff – an organization that Kennan founded and led – published an analysis of 21st-century Chinese conduct meant to provide the underpinnings for a new American approach to contending with Beijing’s growing might. Did Kennan’s successors hit the mark on China? What is the nature of our competition with China? And what should we be aiming for? Join the Center for the National Interest for a debate between Peter Berkowitz and Elbridge Colby on the Policy Planning Staff’s bold new publication, moderated by Jacob Heilbrunn.