U.S. policy toward international institutions is decentralized to a large degree among different agencies that interact with the international community. The Treasury Department is the prime interlocutor with the IMF, for example, and the Department of Health and Human Services with the World Health Organization.
In order to gain knowledge across a wide range of areas about how China is engaging in international institutions, at the staff level, the National Security Council in the White House should convene periodic reviews of China’s behavior in international regimes to gain insights across disciplines about what kinds of U.S. tactics and strategies have worked best. Congressional hearings on this topic might also prove useful.
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