Robert Williams
Robert Williams
Robert Williams, a senior research scholar and lecturer at Yale Law School, is executive director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Centre.

The European Union may be unwilling to join the United States in taking a hard stance against China, but it can serve as an intermediary. A de-escalation of tensions is far from guaranteed, but the EU’s record of fostering negotiations between rival powers puts it in an ideal position to do so again.

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