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The National Security Strategy of the United States declares the return of great power rivalry with Russia and China to be the foremost threat to US security and economic well-being. Further, many analysts predict that America’s autocratic rivals will have at least some success in disrupting and, in the longer term, possibly even displacing US global leadership. The coronavirus pandemic adds new uncertainty to the global landscape, with the potential to reshape geopolitical power and the future of world order.

Dr. Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, is joined by State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus and PBS NewsHour foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin for a conversation about the current state of great power competition and where that competition is headed. The panel also addresses points in Kroenig’s new book, The Return of Great Power Rivalry, which argues democracies contain certain built-in advantages, and contends that the US is better positioned to maintain a global leadership role than either Russia or China.

This event will be held virtually. To receive the Zoom link, please complete the registration form.


Elbridge Colby
The Marathon Initiative

Matthew Kroenig
Director, Global Strategy Initiative, and Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Morgan Ortagus
US State Department

Nick Schifrin
Foreign Affairs Correspondent
PBS NewsHour

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Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


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