Book cover of Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China by Michael Beckley and Hal Brandsby Hal Brands and Michael Beckley

A provocative and urgent analysis of the U.S.–China rivalry.

It has become conventional wisdom that America and China are running a “superpower marathon” that may last a century. Yet Hal Brands and Michael Beckley pose a counterintuitive question: What if the sharpest phase of that competition is more like a decade-long sprint?

The Sino-American contest is driven by clashing geopolitical interests and a stark ideological dispute over whether authoritarianism or democracy will dominate the 21st century. But both history and China’s current trajectory suggest that this rivalry will reach its moment of maximum danger in the 2020s.

Interview with the Author

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