Alfred W. McCoy

Alfred W. McCoy is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. His newest book is To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change (Dispatch Books).

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The Rise of China (and the Fall of the US?)

Beijing has built its formidable economic-political-military power in little more than a decade. If its strength continues to increase at even a fraction of that head-spinning pace for another decade, it may be able execute a deft geopolitical squeeze-play on Taiwan similar to the one that drove the US out of Afghanistan. Continue Reading

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