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    Understanding the US-China Rivalry

    Edoardo Campanella

    US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.

    reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
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    Will US-China Tensions Boil Over?

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    A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.

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op_campanella10_WANG ZHAOAFP via Getty Images_USChina Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images

Understanding the US-China Rivalry

Edoardo Campanella

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.

reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
three flags Hung Chin Liu/Getty Images

Will US-China Tensions Boil Over?

Featured in this Big Question

Portrait of Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney , Portrait of Bonnie Glaser Bonnie Glaser , Portrait of Keyu Jin Keyu Jin , Portrait of Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. , Portrait of Minxin Pei Minxin Pei , Portrait of Kevin Rudd Kevin Rudd

A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.

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Debate: Galbraith vs. Furman on Inflation

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Jason Furman, James K. Galbraith

Months of high inflation, both in the United States and globally, have fueled intense debates about both root causes and potential solutions. Here, Jason Furman of Harvard University and James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas, Austin, offer opposing perspectives on what has become the year’s biggest economic-policy challenge.

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Curbing the Inflation Virus

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Jason Furman, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Michael R. Strain, Daniel Gros, Zhang Jun, Anatole Kaletsky

Recent data from the United States, the eurozone, and other major economies suggest that policymakers are losing their grip on price stability. Given rising inflationary expectations and the increasing threat of recession, what options do central banks and governments have – and how worried should the rest of us be?

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