Academy/PSQ Forum | Policy or Pique? Trump and the Turn to Great Power Competition
April 27, 2021
2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. EST
This Academy/PSQ Forum on U.S. relations with China and Russia featured Deborah Welch Larson, Robert Jervis, and Robert Y. Shapiro. Dr. Larson discussed her article from the Spring 2021 issue of Political Science Quarterly, which analyzes Donald Trump’s policy toward China and Russia and the return of great power competition. She argues that Trump’s personalization of foreign policy undermined his trade war with China and efforts to improve relations with Russia, and that the Joe Biden administration will continue to compete but seek cooperation in areas of shared interests.
DEBORAH WELCH LARSON is a professor of political science at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research concerns American foreign policy and the role of status seeking in international relations. Her Spring 2021 PSQ article builds on her recent book with Alexei Shevchenko, Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy.
ROBERT JERVIS is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. Specializing in international politics in general and security policy, decision making, and theories of conflict and cooperation in particular, he serves on Political Science Quarterly’s Editorial Advisory Board. His latest book is How Statesmen Think: The Psychology of International Politics.
ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO is President of the Academy of Political Science and Editor of Political Science Quarterly. He is also the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
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