11/06 11:39 Here are the KEy TAKEAWAYS from Kissingers session
"If the world order becomes defined by continuous conflict between the U.S. and China, sooner or later it risks getting out of control
Negotiating tips: don't get bogged down in details. Be clear on the concessions that you cannot make and the objectives that must be achieved
Lesson for the U.S: not every crisis is caused by ill will
Lesson for China: evolve beyond the old model as the leading great power of asia
In the 70s, the U.S. moved from an adversarial position with China to one of cooperation. " Now we are in a sense in a diametrically opposite condition
Back then, he knew little about China, but China knew everything about the U.S. because they had read everything they had written.
In the late 1800s, early 1900s, the key actors weren't aware of the consequences of conflict. By contrast, current-day actors have the knowledge of what would happen if the U.S. and China engaged in armed conflict