A Contest for Supremacy: China and America in Asia

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This event is open to all RUSI Members as well as Members of the Under 35 Forum.

A lecture by Aaron L Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and former Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs and Director to the Vice President of the United States.

As the 21st Century unfolds, the US faces the task of managing its relationship with China, a complex relationship that sees both states as each other’s greatest trade partner and potential rival. In his lecture, Professor Friedberg will describe the current state of the bilateral relationship and point out how it differs from any other in US strategic history.

Professor Friedberg’s lecture will draw from his newly published work A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. As noted in his work, China is like no other rival faced by the United States in its strategic history. It is a major trading partner, but not a democracy. It is neither sworn enemy, nor a trusted friend, and furthermore, its economic growth seems to come at a time of apparent relative decline for the US.

Professor Aaron L Friedberg was deputy assistant for national security affairs in the Office of the Vice President. He is a professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He is also Chairman of the Board of Counselors for the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies.

An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.

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