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Bama Andika Putra
 
 
 
Bama Andika Putra is a lecturer of International Relations in Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia. He graduated from the University of Melbourne Postgraduate School Of Government, after being awarded a scholarship from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). Bama has written several articles in the field of Indonesian Foreign Policy, ASEAN and Regionalism, Regional Conflict Management, and International Conflict. He currently teaches several courses in Universitas Hasanuddin, including Indonesian Foreign Policy, Southeast Asian Regional Dynamics, Terrorism and Transnational Crime, and Peace and Conflict Studies.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 5, No. 2 | September 2019
 
 
 
THE UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS CHINA: INVALIDITY OF CONVERGENCE AND INTEGRATION IN FACING AN XXI CENTURY CHINA
Bama Andika Putra
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
The US faces many dilemmas in facing an XXI century China. The recent crisis that has occurred in the South China Sea and issues related to the trade war between the two global powers have significantly divided the positions of both states in world affairs. The US policy of engagement and coercion, forcing China into the US liberal order has shown slow progress. Therefore, it is critical to re-evaluate the US foreign policy strategy in facing an XXI century China, which shows discontent towards the values that are promoted by the US. This paper critically analyzes the US foreign policy approach to China, provides key elements of its success, and concludes the major issues faced throughout the process of interacting with the modern global superpower known as China.
 
 
Keywords
 
US Foreign Policy; Liberal International Order; China; Bilateral Relations; US-China Relations
 
 
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