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Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Defend likeminded allies and partners and the rules-based system from China and impose costs on China when it violates international standards

In addition to strengthening themselves to compete with China, likeminded allies and partners must be prepared to defend themselves and the rules-based international system from threatening Chinese behavior.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Elements of the strategy

To achieve the strategy's goals, likeminded allies and partners should follow a three-part strategy for China: Strengthen, Defend, and Engage.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Strategic context: The rules-based international system

The post-World War II, rules-based international system, led by likeminded allies and partners, has produced unprecedented levels of peace, prosperity, and freedom, but it is coming under increasing strain. A foremost challenge to the system is the return of great-power competition with revisionist, autocratic states—especially China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Jeffrey Cimmino is assistant director of the Global Strategy Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he worked as a breaking news reporter. While completing his undergraduate degree, he interned at the Foreign Policy Initiative. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in history and a minor in government.

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