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Shifting Geopolitics Make US Leadership More Important than Ever
Over two decades ago, American political scientist John J. Mearsheimer predicted a clash between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. In a recent interview, Mearsheimer reiterated his previous position that “there would never be a peaceful emerging of China,” saying the idea that China is goi...
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Geopolitics after the pandemic | The Strategist
There is no single future until it happens, and any effort to envision geopolitics in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic must include a range of possible futures. I suggest five plausible futures in 2030, but obviously others can be imagined. The end of the globalised liberal order. The world order established by the United States after World War...
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Post-Pandemic Geopolitics by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Estimating the long-term effect of the current pandemic is not an exact prediction of the future, but an exercise in weighing probabilities and adjusting current policies. When envisioning the international order in 2030, five scenarios stand out. CAMBRIDGE – There is no single future un...
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Hold Those Obituaries for the Liberal World Order
Documenting the demise of the liberal international order has become a growth industry in the foreign policy sector. In a terrific new book, “A World Safe for Democracy,” G. John Ikenberry, the premier analyst of liberal internationalism, contends that reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. The rules-based, international system m...
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China’s geopolitics are pumped up by its economic success
The writer, a professor of government at Harvard University, is author of ‘Destined For War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap’When China’s top leaders met in August to review the year and assess the challenges ahead, they took satisfaction in their nation’s success compared to the floundering performance of the US an...
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10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire
Authorities said Thursday that at least 10 people have died in a massive Northern California wildfire and 16 people remain missing.​​​Butte County sheriff's deputies and detectives found seven bodies on Thursday, a day after three other victims were discovered. Among those unaccounted for are grandparents who told their son they ...
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Is the Trump presidency a turning point in world politics?
As the United States enters the home stretch of the 2020 presidential election campaign, and with neither party’s nominating convention featuring much discussion of foreign policy, the contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden apparently will be waged mainly on the battleground of domestic issues. In the long run, however, historians ...
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