In Search of Monsters — Who’s Number One?

China and the United States have increasingly entered into a dynamic of intense competition. With that, forms of cooperation seem like a dwindling prospect, with the Biden administration citing “irreconcilable differences” with the PRC. 

Cautioning against this trajectory, this episode of In Search of Monsters brings on three experts: former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, QI Non-Resident Fellow David Kang, and distinguished fellow at the Center for National Interest Paul Heer. Each opine on this ultra-competitive landscape we are now living in, while emphasizing the need for cooperation for the collective sake of the world. 

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Additionally, check out these related resources:

• With Taiwan comments, is Biden signaling a two-front war strategy? QI Grand Strategy Director George Beebe in Responsible Statecraft, May 24th, 2022.

Can China and the U.S. Coexist Productively? – A conversation between QI East Asia Director Michael Swaine and Kevin Rudd, May 9th, 2022.

• Should the U.S. Seek to Contain China? – A debate between QI Non-Resident Fellows John Mearsheimer and David Kang, December 16th, 2021.