Arrange and attend guest lecture "Diplomatic Driving in the Fog of Great Power Rivalry: The Options of Third Countries between the United States and China"

Chen, J. Y. (Chair of organizing committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


Speaker: Prof. Brantly Womack, University of Virginia

While the era of asymmetric rivalry between the United States and China is unlikely to split global politics into Cold War style camps, it already is influencing the diplomatic options of other countries. Each must manage two very different but important bilateral relationships that are interrelated by the rivalry, while at the same time coping with the general uncertainties and regional effects of tensions at the global level. Given the complexities of national environments there cannot be a general diplomatic solution, but cautionary principles can be suggested. Meanwhile the effectiveness of asymmetric diplomacy by the global powers toward third countries will be a key determinant in their relative success in their rivalry.
Period10 Mar 2020
Event typeSeminar
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionNational