Ali Wyne is a senior analyst with Eurasia Group’s Global Macro practice. He is the author of America’s Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalising US Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition, forthcoming from Polity in 2022.
US-China: tiers of cohabitation
A new model of great power relations should begin with accepting the enduring need for coexistence.
Weight on the scales
Middle powers might seek to balance the US and China, but inevitably their own actions change the equation.
The real US–China competition: Competing theories of influence
Both can be coercive, but the US is in danger of surrendering what is arguably the more sustainable model of influence.
Why a US–Russia team–up against China is unlikely
Trump has called Putin a “good competitor” and warned about China, but Moscow has reasons to keep Beijing on side.
The danger of might without power
The US cannot only respond to Beijing’s growing economic heft by increasing its military capabilities.