China’s rise to international power in recent years has been astronomical, to the point where it is universally considered one of the world’s most powerful countries, second only to the United States. In a bid to overtake the U.S. as the world’s political and economic hegemon, China began its One Belt, One Road initiative, hoping to create a new international political and trade system with China at its center (quite fitting for the Middle Kingdom).

However, China’s massive growth has stalled in recent years as it finds itself having to deal with internal and external growing pains. Chief among these concerns is a rebelliousness that has infected many states included in the One Belt, One Road initiative, as previously compliant partner countries have slowly become less and less subservient to China’s demands.

Will China and its partner states be able to resolve their differences and establish an international system to rival the U.S. hegemony? Or will One Belt, One Road collapse under the weight of its conflicting actors? The Middle Kingdom depends on you.


MEET YOUR STAFF

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pranay manghnani, chair

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WILLIAM ASHER, ASSISTANT CRISIS DIRECTOR

CAS ’22 International Relations / Minor: Political Science

NOT PICTURED:

Samuel Knoll, Vice Chair

Vikram Kishinchandani, Crisis Director
CAS ’22 Economics