Elizabeth C. Economy says, "If the United States and China can begin the process by taking a step back to establish a new narrative for the relationship that minimizes competition, sets aside intractable issues, and keeps global and regional issues where they belong—in a multilateral framework—there will be the potential for the two countries, like the frog in the well, to take two steps forward for every one step back."
North Korea is issuing new threats. Recent high-profile hacking attacks in the United States are said to come from China. Territorial disputes are fraying relationships within the region. Is there a way to diffuse recent tensions in Asia? Read the latest commentary from CFR's Asia experts.