NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Bonnie S. Glaser, Managing Director of the Indo-Pacific Programme at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.
Ms Glaser discusses U.S.-China Relations: Confrontation and Communication at the expected meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping at the San Francisco Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) Summit November 14-16. She is clear not to “anticipate a thaw and certainly not a reset. There’s lots of nouns we could use. I would go with stabilisation as the best case outcome. And that is not a certainty. The question is really whether there’s enough that our two countries can agree on in terms of how we manage our differences”. Bonnie Glaser also talks about Director of China’s Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s meetings in Washington, D.C., military to military relations, China’s risky manoeuvers, the California Governor’s China visit, Chinese aggression against the Philippines, Korea-Japan-U.S’ first ever joint exercises, China opening a third front against the U.S in the Indo-Pacific, tension over Taiwan, the Defence Department’s China Military Power Report, and a bipartisan Congressional Commission report on the Strategic Posture of the U.S. warning Washington is “ill-prepared” to tackle the challenge posed by nuclear China and Russia.