On Geopolitics

The Difference Between Power and Leadership

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Jun 14, 2017 | 20:49 GMT
As China continues to expand its influence, it remains uncertain whether it will be able to challenge the U.S. as a global leader, or remain a regional influencer.
As China continues to expand its influence, it remains uncertain whether it will be able to challenge the U.S. as a global leader, or remain a regional influencer. Just because China is expanding its influence doesn't mean it will be able to challenge the United States as a global leader.
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China is a rising power, but suggestions that it may be on the verge of supplanting the United States at the helm of the international system ignore fundamental truths about the meaning of leadership....

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