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The Evolution of the US Strategy Towards China under the B. Obama and D. Trump Administrations

Student: Andzhela Grodskaia

Supervisor: Dmitry Novikov

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Relations (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2019

This study is devoted to the analysis of the evolution of the American foreign policy strategy in relation to the United States in the period from 2009 to 2019. This study is of particular relevance, taking into account the growing role of the Asia-Pacific region, where, according to many experts, the formation of a new world order is taking place. This paper discusses the main aspects on the bilateral agenda between the United States and China: geopolitical contradictions and economic issues. And also describes the reasons for the process of evolution of the American strategy of foreign policy in relation to China in the specified period. In the course of the study, the authors come to the conclusion that the official statements of Donald Trump and the members of his administration, showing a clear deviation from the strategy of Barack Obama, in practice, were a signal of changes in the methods of implementation of the goals, while maintaining the overall course of development of relations with China. Key words and phrases: US, China, South China Sea, "trade war", deterrence, Us-China relations, strategy.

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