On November 11, Foreign Policy published a column by Matthew Kroenig, in which he argues that great-power competition with China is about both ideology and power.

Some prominent thinkers have argued that China poses a threat because of its growing power and that it would be a “catastrophic mistake” to view this competition primarily through an ideological lens. But Kroenig argues that Washington should not overlook the important ideological element of this challenge.

An ‘either-or’ framing makes for good debate, but both power and ideology matter when it comes to U.S.-China competition.

Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Director, Global Strategy Initiative

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security