Bentley Allan (JHU), Srdjan Vucetic (Ottawa), and Ted Hopf (NUS): The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects. Daniel Nexon on Jinping’s China, Trumpism, and international order. The Chinese world order: Andrew J. Nathan reviews The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael R. Auslin; Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global Order by Oliver Stuenkel; and Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? by Graham Allison.

From the Congressional Research Service, a special report on China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States. Move over, America: China now presents itself as the model “blazing a new trail” for the world. “Xi is making China great again”: Philip Bowring on China’s Silk Road illusions. Minxin Pei on the paradox of Xi’s power. Anthony Saich (Harvard): What Does General Secretary Xi Jinping Dream About? Chinese President Xi Jinping just managed to secure himself Mao-like power. China elevates Xi Jinping to Mao Zedong’s level — here’s why that’s unsettling.

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