Despite worrying signs of intensifying rivalry between Washington and Beijing, few observers have offered paths away from disaster. In Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry, author Lyle J. Goldstein focuses on American and Chinese perceptions of where their interests clash and proposes ways to ease bilateral tensions through compromise.

In a conversation with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, Dr. Goldstein outlines key strategic concerns between the United States and China and recommendations to promote cooperative relations in areas of friction. Dr. Goldstein discussed his book at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York on June 25, 2015:

Lyle J. Goldstein is an associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), which was established at U.S. Naval War College in October 2006 to improve mutual understanding and maritime cooperation with China.  He served as the founding director of CMSI from 2006 to 2011.  For this service, he was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2012.