China has its eye on the global South, but this isn’t a new strategy, Asian expert Nadège Rolland notes in this intriguing article. While the idea originated back in the 1950s, it’s only now, after years of double-digit economic growth, that China can execute its vision. It hopes to spread its influence and governing philosophies to developing countries that have missed out on the economic promise of democracy. So what should America do? Rolland writes that just reacting to China’s moves has already put the United States a step behind, and she suggests what America can do to retain its power.
About the Author
Nadège Rolland is a senior fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research.