The rivalry between China and the United States for influence in Asia will determine the geo-political landscape in this century. At the moment, most of the advantages are on the US side, especially since China after the last economic crisis seems to have been busy driving away potential allies in the region. But will this state of affairs last? What can China do to mobilise its undeniable resources in the exercise of a more effective foreign policy? And how will domestic developments in the two countries influence their long-term Asia policies?
In his final public lecture at LSE before taking up the ST Lee Chair in US-Asian Relations at Harvard University, Professor Westad will discuss these questions with the audience.
Professor Arne Westad (@OAWestad) is Director of LSE IDEAS.
Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.
LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy.
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