The Spring 2022 edition of International Economy featured Robert Manning’s take on the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the Western-led response to it, including sanctions, on the international order and globalization. Manning highlighted the potential impacts of disruptions to “the world’s eleventh-largest economy, a major exporter of oil, gas, wheat, metals, and fertilizer” on key issues such as Chinese decoupling, scientific innovation and stability in the developing world.

While finding that “the trends defy neat categories beyond the broad contours of major power competition,” Manning argued that “the three big powers—the United States, Russia, and China—are facing generational economic, social, and political predicaments that will shape their global policies and cloud over their respective futures.”

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