Will China's Rise Lead to War?
Why Realism Does Not Mean Pessimism
The rise of China will likely be the most important international relations story of the twenty-first century, but it remains unclear whether that story will have a happy ending. Will China's ascent increase the probability of great-power war? Will an era of U.S.-Chinese tension be as dangerous as the Cold War? Will it be even worse, because China, unlike the Soviet Union, will prove a serious economic competitor as well as a geopolitical one? These issues have been addressed by a wide range of experts -- regionalists, historians, and economists -- all of whom can claim insight into certain …View More on Foreign Affairs