Silvio Waisbord, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics and the author of the forthcoming book Reinventing Professionalism: News and Journalism in Global Perspective.
Jerome C. Wakefield is Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University and author (with Allan V. Horwitz) of The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder.
John Walcott has covered foreign policy and national security for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and is an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.
reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.
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