In the second part of their conversation, Professor Lieven raises the question of values in international relations. The United States, he argues, is too enamoured by its own system, by the idea that it is on the 'right side of history', to respect countries with other economic and political models. It's a point that bears particular relevance to the relationship between China and the United States.
Image: President Barack Obama walks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to their bilateral meeting at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 18, 2009. Flickr/TheWhiteHouse