Author: Andy Zelleke | The Diplomat | Published 3 November 2020
Something refreshing in the plethora of articles exploring the different dimensions of the current US-China tensions, Harvard Business School‘s Andy Zelleke asks, “What ‘yesable proposition,’ fundamentally, is the United States offering China?”
To avert the massive costs and foregone opportunities of a new cold war — let alone a catastrophic hot war — is there a plausible vision for the future that could keep both Washington and Beijing happy? Or that would at least minimally satisfy each, in light of their alternatives? A stable equilibrium that the two rivals could sign onto, expressly or tacitly?
What might be the terms of a plausible U.S.-China equilibrium state? What follows are a few key elements of a potential modus vivendi, incorporating the United States’ likely insistence on territorial containment of China and the preservation of a favorable balance of power (military, geopolitical, economic, and technological) via coalition.
Read the full article (external link to The Diplomat)