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The US-China Power Transition: Stage II
June 30, 2016

The US-China Power Transition: Stage II

By David Lai
China's assertiveness -- and U.S. hedging -- is a natural part of a power transition. It's also dangerous.
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
April 27, 2016

Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'

By Dingding Chen
China's "assertiveness" is much discussed. What about the role of U.S. fear?

Interview: Joseph Nye
October 30, 2015

Interview: Joseph Nye

By Emanuel Pastreich
“The U.S. and China are deeply entangled, and that state is largely a good thing.”

Pride and Prejudice: The Drivers of China-US Conflict
June 26, 2015

Pride and Prejudice: The Drivers of China-US Conflict

By Jin Kai
Conflict between the two powers has been and will be the norm.

Is Thucydides Helpful in Explaining Sino-US Relations?
May 20, 2015

Is Thucydides Helpful in Explaining Sino-US Relations?

By Alek Chance
Is conflict exceedingly likely when a rising power approaches parity with an established power?
What’s Wrong With US-China Relations?
May 15, 2015

What’s Wrong With US-China Relations?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A round-up of the recent debate over the U.S.-China relationship, and how best to fix it.

Must the United States Fight China?
May 13, 2015

Must the United States Fight China?

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
Neither country “should act on the self-fulfilling expectation that conflict between them is inevitable.”
The Real Thucydides’ Trap
May 06, 2015

The Real Thucydides’ Trap

By Leon Whyte
The popular expression only captures half of the true meaning of Thucydides’ work.

China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’
April 10, 2015

China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’

By Jared McKinney
Might the U.S. and China be repeating the mistakes that led to the improbable wars of the past?

China-US Reconciliation and the East Asian Security Order
July 18, 2014

China-US Reconciliation and the East Asian Security Order

By Wei Zongyou
China and the US need to make another grand bargain and transform the regional security order.

Avoid Falling Into Thucydides' Other Trap
July 18, 2014

Avoid Falling Into Thucydides' Other Trap

By Robert Farley
When using the Thucydides Trap to describe U.S.-China relations, there's a lot worth keeping in mind.
Has the Thucydidean Trap Already Sprung on China and the US?
July 10, 2014

Has the Thucydidean Trap Already Sprung on China and the US?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Recent pessimism suggests that China and the U.S. are already well on the road to great power confrontation.

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