CONCLUSION

Leading political scientists find that when a new power (as China currently is) rises and the old hegemon (in this case, the United States) does not make some significant concessions to the rising power, war will ensue. A growing number of American public leaders and elected officials point to chang...

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Published in: Avoiding War with China p. 151
Main Author: AMITAI ETZIONI
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Virginia Press 05-02-2017
Subjects:
Law
War
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Summary: Leading political scientists find that when a new power (as China currently is) rises and the old hegemon (in this case, the United States) does not make some significant concessions to the rising power, war will ensue. A growing number of American public leaders and elected officials point to changes China is making in several contested islands and its claims to much of the South China Sea as evidence that China is aggressive and expansionist. China is also charged with threatening the freedom of navigation and with “bullying” its small neighbors, including US allies. The United States is called upon