The Honorable James B. Steinberg is University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at Syracuse University and previously served as Dean of the Maxwell School, from July 2011 until June 2016 and Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas from 2005 to 2009. His government service includes Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011), Deputy National Security Advisor (1996-2000), and Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff (1994-1996).

Recent publications include “What Went Wrong? US-China Relations from Tienanmen to Trump,” Texas National Security Review, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Fall 2019/Winter 2020); “The Good Friday Agreement: Ending War and Ending Conflict in Northern Ireland,” Texas National Security Review, (May 2019); “China-Russia Cooperation: How Should the US Respond,” in Richard J. Ellings and Robert Sutter, eds. Axis of Authoritarians (National Bureau of Asian Research, 2018); “US versus China: A Technology Cold War,” Nikkei Asian Review, March 19, 2019; and “A Glass Half Full? Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve in the US-China Relationship (Brookings Institution Press, 2017) and Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2014) (both with Michael O’Hanlon).

Last Updated: May 18, 2020



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