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Roadblocks: US-EU Cooperation on China



When: Aug 20, 2020 at 11am (Pacific) 8pm (CET)

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The United States and the European Union need a shared understanding of China to resist it. That was the message from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his June 2020 visit to the continent. While the United States and E.U. have adopted a tougher stance on China in recent years, they remain split on how best to respond to Beijing’s growing clout. Foreign policy consensus building among the E.U.’s 27 members is a difficult task and is in part to blame for the difference in the E.U.’s approach. Though in the wake of China’s post-pandemic assertiveness, the bloc has shown a willingness to reexamine its China policy.

What obstacles stand in the way of greater U.S.-E.U. cooperation on China? How tough is the E.U. willing to get? What might a U.S.-E.U. strategy look like and what could it accomplish? Join the Pacific Council on International Policy as we explore these questions and more in the fifth installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China.


Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs; and Director, US and Americas Programme, Chatham House

Noah Barkin, Senior Visiting Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States; and Managing Editor, Rhodium Group


Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Principal, KME Counsulting; and board member, Human Rights Watch

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