December 21, 2023

US-China military dialogue resumes for first time in over a year as top American officer talks with counterpart

Source: South China Morning Post

Journalist: Khushboo Razdan

“Even if these talks mean that military dialogues are no longer frozen, they are likely still icy, exhibited in the time it took for talks to resume,” Bill Drexel of the Centre for a New American Security said.

He noted that while the talks reduce the chances for miscommunication, the severe disagreements between the two nations that “drive China’s risky military behaviour remain”.

“Beijing knows that Washington is much more invested in dialogue than it is, and may simply use the resumption of these talks as a bargaining chip for its own ends with little intention to make substantive progress,” Drexel said.

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  • Bill Drexel

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Bill Drexel is a Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on Sino-American competition, artificial intelligence, and technology as an ...