Fifth Stockholm China Forum
On May 8 and 9, GMF, in conjunction with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, STINT, and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, organized the Fifth Stockholm China Forum. The Forum covered topics that included US-EU-China cooperation on Afghanistan-Pakistan, the political and strategic implications of the economic crisis, the situation in North Korea, the prospects for a climate deal at Copenhagen, and the European and Chinese response to Obama's foreign policy agenda. The Forum brings together policymakers, intellectuals, journalists, and businesspeople from Europe, the United States, and Asia, for an ongoing and systematic dialogue to assess the impact of China's rise and its implications for European and U.S. foreign, economic, and security policy.
Aaron Friedberg, Francois Godement and Robert Ross debate prospects for China's military.
Kenneth Lieberthal, Nick Mabey and Guoyi Han discuss prospects for a deal at Copenhagen with the Swedish Prime Minister's principal climate change adviser, Lars-Erik Liljelund.
Daniel Twining chairs a discussion on Afghanistan-Pakistan with Barnett Rubin, adviser to Richard Holbrooke, and Liu Xuecheng, of the China Institute for International Studies.