The Line Between Conflict and Stability in Great Power Competition
Apr 22, 2019 | 09:15 GMT
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- With the U.S. strategic emphasis moving from counterterrorism to competition with China and Russia, the nature of U.S. engagement is changing again.
- Confrontation between the United States, China and Russia will deepen in many countries, with the great powers relying on proxies to wage conflict short of war.
- The use of proxies will mitigate the potential for direct conflict between the great powers, but the competition has profound implications for the stability of nations.