The "China Connectivity" Edition
“I think the United States is trying to reconcile itself with the fact that this is not the Cold War, but yet it has aspects of it. They’re now dealing with a more bipolar system than they had planned for, or are used to.” — Sara Fay
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a geopolitical instrument, and if so, what’s Beijing’s long game? Are the U.S. and China destined to fall for the Thucydides Trap, or is there a level of Mutually Assured Restraint? Sara Fay, Niko Marcich, Liam Kraft, and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of China, the Belt and Road Initiative, geopolitics, and compare U.S.-China relations to the Cold War. Grab a mug — it’s time for The ITS Café.
We also announce the launch of The International Scholar’s Center for Asian Affairs and the China Connectivity Project.
The ITS Bookshelf:
- Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift
- Imperium by Ryszard Kapuściński
- Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- Europe’s Connectivity Strategy and the Challenge of China: Rivalry, Reciprocity, or Both? by Bart Gaens (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
- Mutually Assured Restraint: A New Approach for United States-China Relations by Amitai Etzioni
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