Former Pentagon official and American Enterprise Institute scholar Daniel Blumenthal writes that the Obama administration should have cancelled the summit as soon as it learned that China was going back on its word – that is, until Chen and his family could go back to the embassy and get out of China. As the Chen Guangcheng saga gets stranger and stranger, and becomes -- as AEI Asia expert Michael Auslin writes -- a major diplomatic embarrassment for the United States, the following AEI foreign and defense experts are available to comment:
- Daniel Blumenthal formerly worked on China in the Defense Department's policy shop. He is also a commissioner and former vice chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Blumenthal can be reached at email@example.com or through his assistant firstname.lastname@example.org (202.862.7160)
- Michael Auslin, a resident scholar specializing in Asian security issues, taught history at Yale University prior to joining AEI. Auslin can be reached at email@example.com or through his assistant firstname.lastname@example.org (202.862.7160)
- Michael Mazza is a senior research associate who studies defense and security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. He writes frequently on American strategy in Asia and Chinese domestic politics. Mazza can be reached at email@example.com (202.253.0158)
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