Jeffrey Mankoff: China and Russia in the New Global Order: an American View
Author：Jeffrey Mankoff Date：2018-04-30
On the evening of April 25th, 2018, the Institute of International and Strategic Studies (IISS), Peking University (PKU) held the 23rd “North Pavilion Seminar”. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director of Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), made a lecture entitled “China and Russia in the New Global Order: an American View”. The lecture was chaired by Gui Yongtao, Associate Professor of School of International Studies and Assistant President of IISS, PKU.
Jeffrey Mankoff introduced the mainstream narrative on the role of China and Russia in the new international order, analyzed the U.S.-dominated liberal international system, discussed the accuracy of domestic mainstream concepts in the U.S., and finally proposed recommendations for the U.S. to address challenges of the new international order.
Feffrey Mankoff first introduced mainstream discourses of the U.S. domestic media, academia and government on the role of China and Russia in the international system, that is, how Russia and China are continuously challenging the present U.S.-dominated liberal international order.
Then he elucidated the definition of the U.S.-dominated liberal international order and fundamental principles of liberalism under this order, analyzed the changes in national power and diplomatic policies of China and Russia after the end of the Cold War, and discussed the impact and challenges to the liberal international order generated by China and Russia on international economy, the nature of security architecture and international norms, which are core concerns of the U.S..
According to Jeffrey Mankoff, the changes in the international order are attributed to the changes in the balance of national power. The United States should adapt itself to challenges brought by different forces to the international order it dominates, safeguard and develop the new global order through adjusting policies and developing existing international and regional organizations, at the same time, the U.S. should fully use the advantages of liberal principles in its domestic politics.
In the Q&A session, Jeffrey Mankoff conducted lively exchanges with teachers and students on the relationship between China, Russia and the U.S., liberal ideology and the global order, as well as U.S. foreign policy. (Contributed by Li Yurui)
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