“The defining question about global order for this generation is whether China and the United States can escape Thucydides’ Trap”, wrote Graham Allison in 2015. Since then US-China trade, technology and geopolitical conflicts have precipitated a new Cold War, but does this mean that a hot war is inevitable? How serious is the risk and what are the most likely triggers? More importantly, what can be done to de-risk a potential conflict and avoid a ruinous outcome?
Join us as we invite Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow and author of a new report, New Cold War: De-risking US-China conflict, Dr Alan Dupont; RSIS Research Adviser and Tan Kah Kee Chair in Comparative and International Politics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Professor Joseph Liow; and Nanjing University Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Professor Zhu Feng, to map the contours of this new Cold War, identify key issues to be addressed, and assess likely outcomes.
This session will be moderated by Dr Andrew Staples, Director of Research and Outreach of the Hinrich Foundation.
Last updated on 17/09/2020