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6:30 pm

“Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict” talk by John Doughty at the Rockland Public Library

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Camden Conference presents John Doughty at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm. His talk is titled "Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict." Sino-U.S. relations are approaching a low point.  With tensions building on the trade front and the increased risk of a confrontation in the South China sea, will Thucydides’ trap be sprung?  Can the world’s two super powers move forward peacefully?  We will examine five key historical events in China’s past which may provide a guidepost for future economic and military relations between the two countries.  Further, we will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. as well as Chinese military developments.  As America increasingly looks inward, the probability of Chinese efforts to cement their position as a global economic and military leader has risen.  Will America pivot to meet this challenge?  The answer to this question...

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