NSI 2020



The U.S. faces an economic, military, and ideological competitor unlike any other that it has faced before.  China has emerged as an economic superpower and has embarked on a comprehensive program to counter and defeat the capabilities that underpin U.S. economic and military superiority.  At the same time, Xi Jinping has consolidated power across the Chinese Communist Party and has initiated an aggressive campaign to enforce political and ideological control.

A core issue that must be addressed in the next decade is what are the implications of China’s commitment to challenging the existing order, including its efforts to achieve hegemony over its regional neighbors, its commitment to civil-military fusion and state-support of critical technologies, and its ideological devotion to authoritarian control, and how can the U.S. compete?

Past Events


NSI 2020: Geopolitical Competition in the Indo-Pacific
NSI 2020: Confronting China's Challenge to the World Order Launch Event ft. Michèle Flournoy

Featured Publications

China and Arctic Security
A History of U.S. Relations with China
China's One Belt One Road: New World Order?


Featured Experts


Jim Danoy

Jim Danoy

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Senior Fellow