China, the United States and the Rise of Geoeconomics
Ambassador Robert D Blackwill, Henry A Kissinger Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; US Ambassador to India (2001-03); US National Security Council Deputy for Iraq (2003-04)
Chair: Xenia Wickett, Project Director, US; Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs
The speaker will discuss the rise of geoeconomics with a focus on the contrasting examples of the United States and China. He will argue that while China frequently flexes its economic muscle in pursuit of geopolitical aims, the US appears to have largely forgotten the historic role of geoeconomics in foreign policy - but it is a valuable lesson that Washington urgently needs to relearn.