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October 25, Topic: Security Grand Strategy Region: If the China continues growing rapidly, the US will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will return in full force.
The following is the new concluding chapter of Dr. A new, updated edition was released on April 7 and is available via Amazon. With the end of the Cold War in and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union two years later, the United States emerged as the most powerful state on the planet.
Many commentators said we are living in a unipolar world for the first time in history, which is another way of saying America is the only great power in the international system.
If that statement is true, it makes little sense to talk about great-power politics, since there is just one great power.
But even if one believes, as I do, that China and Russia are great powers, they are still far weaker than the United States and in no position to challenge it in any meaningful way. Therefore, interactions among the great powers are not going to be nearly as prominent a feature of international politics as they were beforewhen there were always two or more formidable great powers competing with each other.
To highlight this point, contrast the post—Cold War world with the first ninety years of the twentieth century, when the United States was deeply committed to containing potential peer competitors such as Wilhelmine Germany, imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union.
During that period, the United States fought two world wars and engaged with the Soviet Union in an intense security competition that spanned the globe. Afterhowever, American policymakers hardly had to worry about fighting against rival great powers, and thus the United States was free to wage wars against minor powers without having to worry much about the actions of the other great powers.
Indeed, it has fought six wars since the Cold War ended: IraqBosniaKosovoAfghanistan —presentIraq again —11and Libya It has also been consumed with fighting terrorists across the globe since September 11, Not surprisingly, there has been little interest in great-power politics since the Soviet threat withered away.
The rise of China appears to be changing this situation, however, because this development has the potential to fundamentally alter the architecture of the international system. If the Chinese economy continues growing at a brisk clip in the next few decades, the United States will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will return in full force.
There are intelligent arguments on both sides of this debate, and it is hard to know who is right.Sometimes, all it really takes to change the course of history is a bit of dusting. That’s happened recently as economists and policymakers began seriously re-examining the year-old concept.
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It is a misnomer for China to think that it can walk all over India’s armed forces. What it is achieving in the bargain is the buying of new generation enmity, which will last into the future.
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