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Research Associates Pouyan Kimiayjan and Johnsen Romero wrote an article for the National Interest showing how securitized competition with China is working against the United States.
The following are excerpts from the original piece published on January 15, 2022.
Overstating security as the framework for competing with Beijing has ramifications: Washington risks not only squandering the political capital that could address economic rivalry but miscalculating the degree to which economic decision making becomes securitized.
An overemphasis on security has produced a U.S. strategy that is increasingly incompatible with the economic basis of Sino-American competition.
It is vital for China’s competitors to forge a more robust, multi-vectored economic agenda that would counterbalance those regional arrangements wherein they have ceded policy influence to Beijing.