How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?
China has established a seven-decade-long record of strategic caution and a preference for diplomatic and paramilitary rather than military solutions to national security problems.
In recent years, many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, especially with Russia, but there is also risk of a devastating conflict with China.
Can China displace the United States as a military colossus in command of global affairs? Does it want to do so?
How did Communist China manage to become so fiercely competitive?
Is the United States living beyond its means when it comes to national security?
How do the United States and China both stand to gain by pursuing cooperative policies?
What are the global dimensions of the challenges China poses to the United States?