Foreign Affairs

The pandemic and great power competition

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September 16, 2020

Kurt Campbell, Zhu Feng, John M. Owen IV, Todd Sechser, Jessica Chen Weiss

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the emerging rivalry between the United States and China? Has the pandemic sharpened great power competition, or highlighted the need for mutual cooperation? Miller Center experts Todd Sechser and John Owen join former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell, Nanjing University China expert Zhu Feng, and and Cornell University China scholar Jessica Chen Weiss to consider how the international order has been reshuffled by the pandemic, and who could emerge in a stronger position once the crisis subsides. This event is co-sponsored by the UVA Democracy Initiative’s Statecraft Lab.