September 18, 2013
Banning Garrett and Thomas Fingar write in U.S. News & World Report that the China and the United States must cooperate to tackle major global challenges in the near future. These challenges cannot be resolved by individual nations on their own. An unprecedented National Intelligence Council report, prepared under the direction of the China Institute of International Studies and Peking University's School of International Studies, shows how important the relationship is. Assumptions about whether the relationship was competitive or cooperative drastically altered the consequences of major global challenges.
The authors recommend more emphasis on cooperation, with opportunities for leaders to engage with one another and view challenges as opportunities for collaboration.