An undesigned nuclear triangle of the U.S., China and India?

Dec 10, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wang Zhen (Associate Professor of International Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Scholar 2018-19)
Chair/discussant: Steven E. Miller (Director, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School)

Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center

Since President Trump took office, he went beyond the Obama administration’s “Pivot to Asia” policy and proposed an Indo-Pacific strategy. This will strengthen the position of the Indo-Pacific region in the global geopolitical landscape in which the United States, China and India are all nuclear powers with global or regional influence. If we look back at history, it is apparent that there has been close interaction between the United States, China and India on the nuclear issue. To some extent, this linkage has finally contributed to today’s nuclear triangle. What are the dynamics behind the nuclear triangle of the United States, China, and India? Is it due to the change of international power structure, threat cognition or perceived national interests? And what is the triangle’s impact on future security in Asia and globally? The speaker will try to answer these questions in his presentation.