Jeffrey A. Bader

a Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Jeffrey A. Bader John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center

Articles by Jeffrey A. Bader

Can Obama and Xi calm troubled waters?
China's President Xi Jinping will meet once again with President Obama at the end of March on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. This will be President Obama's only bilateral meeting with any of the 52 heads of state and government attending the summit, so it will be a ...
A framework for U.S. policy toward China
Serious people understand that the manner in which the United States deals with China will be a critical, if not the critical, overseas challenge for the United States in the 21st century. But how should we deal with China? What policy framework best optimizes U.S. interests, which are multiple a ...
What does China really want?
There are countries whose worldview and foreign policy are subject to dramatic swings reflecting the perspective of their changing leaders. Russia under Vladimir Putin is a prime example—he is personally a driving force behind much of his country's strategy and approach, at home and abroad.
How Xi Jinping sees the world ... and why
Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, China has gone through a series of phases marked by sharply differing conceptions of what its leaders believe the international order should look like. These changing views reflect an underlying ambivalence toward the existing order. C ...
Chinese state visits are always hard: A historical perspective
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States next week for his first state visit at a time of considerable turmoil in the relationship. Frictions over numerous issues—in particular Chinese activities in the South China Sea, accusations over cyberespionage, and resurgent concerns o ...
Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies?
East Asia has avoided major military conflicts since the 1970s. After the United States fought three wars in the preceding four decades originating in East Asia, with a quarter of a million lost American lives, this is no small achievement. It is owing to the maturity and good sense of most of th ...
Changing China policy: Are we in search of enemies?
East Asia has avoided major military conflicts since the 1970s. After the United States fought three wars in the preceding four decades originating in East Asia, with a quarter of a million lost American lives, this is no small achievement. It is owing to the maturity and good sense of most of th ...