By Genevieve Neilson

This piece is a response to Emily S. Chen’s “Cooperation in Depth, Competition in Control,” which can be found here.

About the Author:Genevieve Neilson will graduate with a Master’s in International Affairs from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in August 2015. Her research interests include international migration, climate change adaptation and energy policy with regional focuses on China and the South Pacific. She received her B.A. (Honors) in international relations and political science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Genevieve is a 2015 Presidential Management Fellow Finalist and a board member for the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America.

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