Understanding the Emerging Era of International Competition Through the Eyes of Others
Michael J. Mazarr, Jonah Blank, Samuel Charap, Benjamin N. Harris, Timothy R. Heath, Niklas Helwig, Jeffrey W. Hornung, Lyle J. Morris, Ashley L. Rhoades, Ariane M. Tabatabai, Sean M. Zeigler

FIIA Leading Researcher on European Strategic Autonomy Niklas Helwig co-authored a new RAND Research Report titled “Understanding the Emerging Era of International Competition Through the Eyes of Others”.

The report is the second in a series presenting the results of a study conducted by a group of international researchers. The research report explores the viewpoints and policies of several countries globally with regards to a potential new era of international competition.

The authors argue that several challenger nations are vying for greater international influence and in doing so aiming to reduce US power, while there continues to be an aversion to forming alliances among emerging nations. They further suggest that in part due to the fact that the international political system remains dominated by the traditional great powers, at present, the level of competition among nations is restrained.

In conjunction with the first part of this report series, the authors provide analysis on increased international competition both from the perspective of the United States, as well as that of some of the key countries expected to be involved in such competition.

The report can be accessed here.

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