Great-power competition and the rising US-China rivalry: Towards a new normal?
- Bart Gaens, Ville Sinkkonen
- Content Type
- Working Paper
- Finnish Institute of International Affairs
- The United States and China are posited to be at the epicenter of an emerging and – by most accounts – intensifying rivalry. This report delves into the theoretical underpinnings as well as the geostrategic and geo-economic dynamics driving this great-power competition. It explores future prospects for contestation and engagement in key issue areas, such as arms control, trade and sanctions. The chapters in this volume also examine the Indo-Pacific as the immediate regional frontline of the unfolding great-power contest and explore the role that Europe has to play in this game.
As the world is crossing the threshold into a new age of great-power competition, the debate on the US-China rivalry reveals the complex and contested nature of the meanings, causes, policy implications and future prospects of what is set to become the “new normal” in global politics.
- Hegemony, Geopolitics, Conflict, Rivalry
- Political Geography
- United States, China, Asia, North America