Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations

The CSIS Commission on China helps shape a more constructive and effective American approach to the U.S.-China relationship.

CSIS has launched a high-level Commission, co-chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Hank Greenberg of C.V. Starr & Company, to help shape a more constructive and effective American approach to the U.S.-China relationship. Specifically, in March 2009, the Commission released a concrete set of policy recommendations for both the Obama administration and the 111th Congress on how the United States can work with China to bring to bear their respective soft power to promote the global public good, while simultaneously ensuring the protection of U.S. interests.  The CSIS Commission on China's report Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations presents a strategic framework for the relationship based on the need to cooperatively address transnational challenges.  View the report here.  

CSIS Commission on China

 

Commission Co-Chairs

Maurice R. Greenberg              William S. Cohen

                    CEO, C.V. Starr & Co, Inc.      Former Secretary of Defense

Commissioners

John S. Chen, CEO, Sybase, Inc.

Charles W. Freeman III

Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA)

Dr. Amory B. Lovins, Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute

Dr. Edward Tsang Lu, Google Inc.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Project Director: Carola McGiffert