Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Unpacking Strategic Competition for a Post-Cold War Era


Unpacking Strategic Competition for a Post-Cold War Era

April 18, 2023 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm | Orbis

About the Event

The Biden administration contends that we are at an “inflection point” in world affairs, with the United States engaged in a strategic competition with other major powers, especially China, to determine the shape of the mid-21st century global order. But what does “strategic competition” entail? How should it guide US foreign policy in different parts of the world, including Europe, the Indo-Pacific, and the Middle East? How can we prevent strategies of competition from becoming self-fulfilling prophecies of conflict? Orbis contributors Asha Castleberry-Hernandez and Ali Wyne join Orbis editor Nikolas Gvosdev to discuss.

Read Asha Castleberry-Hernandez's "The US Response to China's Strategic Competition in the Middle East and North Africa" in the Winter 2023 Edition of Orbis.

Read Ali Wyne's "Eurasian Tensions: How the U.S. Should Assess Competitive Pressures from Russia and China" in the Spring 2022 Edition of Orbis.

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Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

Asha Castleberry-Hernandez - Asha Castleberry-Hernandez was a Senior Advisor (Senior Executive Service) in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the U.S. State Department from January 2021 to September 2022. She previously served as the Kuwait Desk Officer at U.S. Army Central.

Ali Wyne

Ali Wyne - Ali Wyne is a senior analyst with Eurasia Group’s Global Macro-Geopolitics practice. He is the author of the book America’s Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition (Polity, 2022).

Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Nikolas K. Gvosdev - Nikolas Gvosdev is the Director of the National Security Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and Editor of Orbis: FPRI's Journal of World Affairs.