Regime realism and Chinese grand strategy
Hal Brands | American Enterprise Institute
China’s behavior is difficult to understand solely, or even primarily, through a “realist” lens. A paradigm of regime realism — one that combines an understanding of power and anarchy with an appreciation of ideology and the nature of a country’s government — offers greater insight.
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China is challenging America’s conception of what values an international order should embody. But China’s behavior is difficult to understand solely through a “realist” lens. In an AEI report, Hal Brands explains that a paradigm of regime realism — one that combines an understanding of power and anarchy with an appreciation of ideology and governance — offers greater insight. The US-China contest is one for the long haul. Read the full report here.