New York City, February 7, 2014 — On January 28, 2014 in New York City, Asia Foundation Trustee and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry joined Jeffrey Bader of the Brookings Institution, Michael Green from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) President Richard Haass to discuss tensions in Asia. The meeting was part of the Council on Foreign Relations “What to Do About” series, which highlights specific issues and features experts who put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.
On the inter-connectedness of the U.S. and Chinese economies, Amb. Eikenberry said: “So I’ve heard people now talk about, do you remember during the Cold War days that we had mutually assured destruction with nuclear weapons? Now people talk about mutually assured economic destruction. And that’s the world that we live in.”
View the full panel discussion here: “Are China and Japan Heading Toward Conflict? What to Do About Tensions in Asia.”