"Stronger" by Ryan Hass

Stronger Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence Ryan Hass

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
27 Apr 2021
ISBN:
9780300251258
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
248 pages: 216 x 140mm
Illustrations:
16 b-w illus.

Ryan Hass charts a path forward in America’s relationship and rivalry with China rooted in the relative advantages America already possesses. Hass argues that while competition will remain the defining trait of the relationship, both countries will continue to be impacted—for good or ill—by their capacity to coordinate on common challenges that neither can solve on its own, such as pandemic disease, global economic recession, climate change, and nuclear nonproliferation.
 
Hass makes the case that the United States will have greater success in outpacing China economically and outshining it in questions of governance if it focuses more on improving its own condition at home than on trying to impede Chinese initiatives. He argues that the task at hand is not to stand in China’s way and turn a rising power into an enemy in the process but to renew America’s advantages in its competition with China.

Ryan Hass is the Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. He lives in Arlington, VA.