U.S.-China & the World is an interview series investigating how the U.S.-China relationship impacts societies, economies, and policies around the globe. Through short interviews with local experts, this series takes a closer look at the countries and regions impacted by and navigating through U.S.-China tensions—and ultimately, how the United States and China together can build a better future for the international community.



Italy has built a closer economic relationship with China over the last few years. However, as U.S.-China rivalry has intensified and popular opinion toward China remains muted, Italy is increasingly taking steps to avoid too much economic exposure to China, explains Dr. Matteo Dian.


 Nepal, landlocked between China and India, balances and leverages its strategic interests and responsibilities between its much larger neighbors, explains Professor Gaurav Bhattarai. Learn more about where Nepal stands on the U.S.-China relationship.

Southeast Asia

Dr. Selina Ho delves into why China is a pivotal partner for Southeast Asia and the potential for the U.S. to become an economic ally, addressing the nuanced desire of Southeast Asian nations for strong ties with both superpowers without being coerced into choosing sides.