The New Era of US-China Competition

Date(s) - 01/22/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Chicago Council

The New Era of US-China Competition

Chicago Council

Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. In conversation with Ivo H. Daalder.

The United States now finds itself increasingly in competition over economic, technological, political, and military superiority with China, the world’s greatest rising power. China’s growth across sectors and relationships with countries around the world is creating uncertainty over the repercussions of its global influence, while also posing major national security concerns for the United States. How might China’s rising power challenge the United States’ role as a global leader? Join Ambassador Ivo Daalder and Asia-Pacific security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro for a conversation on how the US-China competition might evolve in 2020.




Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, and coercive diplomacy. Mastro is also a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute where she is working on a book about China’s challenge to US primacy. Mastro continues to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve for which she works as a senior China analyst at the Pentagon. For her contributions to US strategy in Asia, she won the Individual Reservist of the Year Award in 2016. She has been published widely, including in Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Studies Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Survival, and Asian Security, and is the author of The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime (Cornell University Press, 2019). She holds a BA in East Asian studies from Stanford University and an MA and PhD in politics from Princeton