A dialogue with Amb. Jeffrey Bader and Dan Blumenthal, senior advisors on Asia policy to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.
The November 4th U.S. presidential election is certain to bring major changes in American domestic and foreign policy. Will Asia witness such change? How will the next President deal with the challenges of North Korea's nuclear program and China's rise as a regional and global power? How will the new administration manage the U.S. security alliances with Japan and South Korea? Will Asia get more attention after November?
These and other questions will be addressed by senior advisors on Asia policy to the two major candidates for President, in a panel discussion moderated by Shorenstein APARC's Acting Director Ambassador Michael Armacost.
Bader worked at the State Department, the National Security Council,
and the United States Trade Representative’s office during his 27-year
career with the U.S. Government. He is an expert on U.S.-China
relations and director of the John L. Thornton China Center.
Dan Blumenthal joined AEI in November 2004 as a resident fellow in Asian studies. He has served on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission since 2005, serving as vice chairman in 2007, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Previously, Mr. Blumenthal was senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the first George W. Bush administration. In addition to writing for AEI’s Asian Outlook series, he has written articles and op-eds for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and numerous edited volumes. He is currently working on a monograph that will examine divides within the China policymaking community.