Will China Change the Rules of Global Order?

Author
Ramesh Thakur, Gregory Chin
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
33
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
October 2010
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
The multilateral order cannot hold if the power and influence embedded in international institutions is significantly misaligned with the real distribution of power. As power and influence seep out of the U.S.-led transatlantic order and migrate toward Asia and elsewhere, who will manage the transition from the Cold War system to its replacement, and how? Will it evolve or be overturned? Conversely, how successfully and quickly will rising powers respond to the challenge of changing from being free riders to stewards of the global order?
Topic
Cold War
Political Geography
China, Asia