Ely Ratner quoted in The Washington Post article, “Generational Clash Emerges Among U.S. Experts In China Policy Debate”
“’A more competitive United States would be a stabilizing force,’ said Ely Ratner, who was deputy national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden in the Obama administration and is now executive vice president at the Center for a New American Security.
“U.S. strategy should ‘not just be engagement or containment,’ said Ratner, 42, who was among several scholars and former practitioners loosely dubbed ‘the younger generation’ who spoke at the 21st Century China Center’s inaugural China forum.
“’There will be issues,’ Ratner said during a panel discussion, ‘where the United States will have to be confrontational — on information operations, intellectual property theft, Xinjiang Province [where China has detained at least a million Uighur Muslims in reeducation camps], on the most illiberal aspects of China’s behavior…'”