China's Century? Why America's Edge Will Endure

  title={China's Century? Why America's Edge Will Endure},
  author={Michael Beckley},
  journal={International Security},
  • Michael Beckley
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Two assumptions dominate current foreign policy debates in the United States and China. First, the United States is in decline relative to China. Second, much of this decline is the result of globalization and the hegemonic burdens the United States bears to sustain globalization. Both of these assumptions are wrong. The United States is not in decline; in fact, it is now wealthier, more innovative, and more militarily powerful compared to China than it was in 1991. Moreover, globalization and… 
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