Over several years, some of the most distinguished Chinese and American scholars have engaged in a major research project, sponsored by the ChinaU. S. Exchange Foundation (USEF), to address the big bilateral and global issues the two countries face. Historically, the ascension of a great power has resulted in armed conflict. This group of scholarsexperts in politics, economics, international security, and environmental studiesset out to establish consensus on potentially contentious issues and elaborate areas where the two nations can work together to achieve common goals. Featuring essays on global warming, trade relations, Taiwan, democratization, WMDs and bilateral humanitarian intervention, Power and Restraint finds that China and the United States can exist side by side and establish mutual understanding to better cope with the common challenges they face.
Richard Rosecrance, is Adjunct Professor in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Research Professor of Political Science at the University of California and Senior Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The author of The Rise of the Virtual State. Gu Guoliang is Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is also the Council Member of the Chinese Association of Arms Control and Disarmament.