Which country will dominate geopolitics over the next 50 years?
“The ‘contest’ for geopolitical domination will be between the United States and China. Critical to determining the outcome is whether the United States can overcome its current political polarization and dysfunction. If it can, and American governments can redirect themselves to building alliances that can counter and contain, without overly antagonizing China, there is no reason to believe that the United States cannot remain a world power.”
—Sheri Berman, Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
“For good or ill, we will not be able to ignore 20 percent of the world’s population with the second-most powerful military and likely soon-to-be largest economy.”
—Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
“Multipolarity isn’t going anywhere, and with the consolidation of power in regions, there is no reason to think this will keep being a great-power game 50 years on.”
—Toni Haastrup, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling