Ely Ratner quoted in NBC News article, “As U.S. Struggles to Stem Coronavirus, China Asserts Itself as Global Leader”

"Chinese leaders saw the 2008 financial crash as a historic shift in the global order, a telltale sign of decline in American power and influence. Now they see the U.S. response to the coronavirus in a similar light, and they have ramped up their propaganda in an attempt to seize the initiative, Ely Ratner of the Center for a New American Security think tank, said. "'Beijing is going for the knockout punch. There's no hiding what they're doing here,' said Ratner, [...]

2020-03-30T11:04:31-04:00March 26, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Ely Ratner quoted in The Diplomat article, “The Coming U.S.-China Competition in Central Asia”

"Testifying before a U.S. Congressional Commission, Ely Ratner, executive director of the Center for a New American Security, warned, 'The United States is losing this competition in ways that increase the likelihood not just of the crumbling of the U.S.-led order in Asia, but also the rise of a China-dominated region.' In such a scenario, he cautioned, 'the region will be less free, less open, and less inclusive than it is today,' and it would take 'generations (at least) to revive [...]

2020-02-24T15:22:01-05:00February 6, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Ely Ratner quoted in The Washington Post article, “100 Things the United States Must Do to Compete with China”

“'If we are going to get this right, the China challenge has to be the single or one of the top organizing principles of U.S. foreign policy,' said CNAS senior fellow Ely Ratner, one of the report’s principal authors. 'What we need now is an honest conversation that dealing with the China challenge is going to require more cost and more risk than we anticipated...'” Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-01-31T16:04:05-05:00January 29, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Ely Ratner, Liz Rosenberg, and Paul Scharre write in Foreign Affairs: “Beyond the Trade War: A Competitive Approach to Countering China”

"The verdict is in on U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Regardless of whether U.S. negotiators soon reach a deal with Beijing, the administration’s initial gambit has run aground. After wreaking havoc on portions of the U.S. economy with his trade policies, the president is now angling to freeze or roll back tariffs on Chinese products in exchange for almost nothing. Deal or no deal in the coming days, it is clear that the United States needs a fundamentally [...]

Ely Ratner quoted in The South China Morning Post article, “Hong Kong People Could Feel ‘Most of the Pain’ from U.S. Human Rights Act, American Experts Warn”

“‘I think it's a really hard policy problem for the United States in part because there needs to be some sort of rule here of "Do no harm,"’ Ely Ratner, deputy director of national security for former vice-president Joe Biden, said during a discussion hosted by the National Committee on US-China Relations in Washington on Monday. “‘There are parts of that bill that are important in terms of some of the reporting requirements, but this lever of the autonomy status of [...]

2019-12-02T07:53:30-05:00November 19, 2019|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Ely Ratner quoted in The Washington Post article, “Generational Clash Emerges Among U.S. Experts In China Policy Debate”

“'A more competitive United States would be a stabilizing force,' said Ely Ratner, who was deputy national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden in the Obama administration and is now executive vice president at the Center for a New American Security. "U.S. strategy should 'not just be engagement or containment,' said Ratner, 42, who was among several scholars and former practitioners loosely dubbed 'the younger generation' who spoke at the 21st Century China Center’s inaugural China forum. “'There will be [...]

2019-08-26T15:53:40-04:00August 17, 2019|Geopolitical Perspectives, News|

Ely Ratner quoted in The Financial Times: “Trump and Xi’s ‘Sidelines’ Meeting Set to Overshadow G20 Summit”

"Ely Ratner, a China expert at the Center for a New American Security, a bipartisan US think-tank, said the odds of a big breakthrough were 'low' and the meeting would be largely 'theatre', in which case the result would be further acceleration of 'the now inevitable reversal of decades of economic integration between the US and China.'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2019-08-22T12:18:12-04:00June 26, 2019|News|

Ely Ratner cited in The Japan Times: “Japan Must Prepare as the U.S. and China Dig In”

"Significantly, the new U.S. hard line is bipartisan. Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific in President Barack Obama’s first term, and Ely Ratner, deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, called for 'a clear-eyed rethinking of the United States’ approach to China. ... Cooperative and voluntary mechanisms to pry open China’s economy have by and large failed. ... Washington now faces its most dynamic and formidable competitor in modern history.' They acknowledged that [...]

2019-08-22T12:21:45-04:00June 11, 2019|News|

Ely Ratner cited in War on the Rocks article: “Huawei and the U.S.-China Supply Chain Wars: The Contradictions and Decoupling Strategy”

"...The ongoing trade war may also be aimed at this underlying purpose because, as analyst Ely Ratner has conjectured, the Trump administration believes 'the vulnerabilities associated with being overly interdependent with China is a problem in and of itself.'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2019-08-22T12:24:11-04:00May 30, 2019|News|

Ely Ratner quoted in Bloomberg article: “Don’t Count on U.S.-China Trade Relations Warming Up Anytime Soon”

"Beijing has a reputation for waiting out U.S. administrations in the hope that the next person in the White House will take a more modest approach. This time, that strategy is unlikely to work. Analysts agree that the policy direction presumably would have shifted toward a tougher line even if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency in 2016, though likely with stylistic differences. 'The paradigm on China needed to be broken,' says Ely Ratner, deputy national security adviser to former Vice [...]

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