The Return of Great Power Rivalry is the latest book authored by Dr. Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council.

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America 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 U.S. global leadership. The Return of Great Power Rivalry argues that this conventional wisdom is wrong. By advancing a “hard-power” argument for democracy, Kroenig demonstrates that despite its many problems, the U.S. is better positioned to maintain a global leadership role than either Russia or China.

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.