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Autocracy vs. Democracy: The Return of Great Power Rivalry

In the decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has held sole global leadership. However, that leadership role is today contested by Russia and especially China. The crisis over the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the danger of the West’s dependence on Chinese exports and highlighted China’s pursuit of global technological and military dominance.

Yet, as a democracy, the United States stands a good chance of maintaining its global leadership role. In his new book, "The Return of Great Power Rivalry," Matthew Kroenig argues that the human and social values embodied in the American system makes it far stronger and enduring than autocratic regimes. Join our all-star panel for a discussion of this important new work.

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