1st Edition

The Transatlantic Community and China in the Age of Disruption Partners, Competitors, Rivals

Edited By Daniel S. Hamilton, Joe Renouard Copyright 2024
    218 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume analyzes what China’s rise means for the transatlantic community in a new age of disruption—an age marked by great power rivalry, technological upheavals, and the diffusion of power.

    The book explores how today’s conditions—including heightened Western concerns about Chinese influence operations, Chinese efforts to manipulate critical economic interconnections and dependencies, rapid technological advances, the Russia–China entente, and growing linkages between North Atlantic and Indo-Pacif ic security—have forced Western actors to adopt a more differentiated approach. In this great power competition, they must decide how and where to work with China as an important partner, how to address China’s competitive challenges, and how to address China’s efforts to forge a set of norms and institutions to challenge the open, rules-based international system.

    The book will be of key interest to students and scholars of Transatlantic Relations, International Relations, Global Governance, European Politics, Asian Security, US and EU Foreign Policy, and Sino-Western relations. It will also be of interest to think-tank researchers and policy practitioners.


    Daniel S. Hamilton and Joe Renouard

    Part 1: The Return of Great Power Rivalry in an Age of Disruption


    1. Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones: The United States, Europe, and China in an Age of Rivalry and Disruption

    Daniel S. Hamilton and Joe Renouard


    2. Challenging China: The United States and the Dilemmas of Western Leadership

    Andrew Small


    3. The View from China: Perspectives on the West in the Xi Jinping Era

    Jing Men


    4. “Partners, Competitors, Rivals:” Europe between America and China

    Françoise Nicolas


    Part 2: Dilemmas of Security and Order


    5. NATO and China

    Hans Binnendijk and Daniel S. Hamilton


    6. The RussiaChina Entente: Implications for the Transatlantic Community

    Marcin Kaczmarski


    7. Governance and Norms in a New World Order: The Contest for Global Leadership

    Tanja A. Börzel and Gregory Shaffer


    Part 3: Economic Power, the Climate Challenge, and the Search for Meaningful Cooperation


    8. The Dollar, the Euro and the RMB: Power Relations in Monetary Affairs

    Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Agustín González-Agote


    9. The Geoeconomics of the US and China: From Co-Dependence to Increasing Bifurcation

    Alicia García-Herrero


    10. China as Partner?: Tackling Climate and Energy Challenges

    Sophia Kalantzakos


    Daniel S. Hamilton is Senior nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, USA.

    Joe Renouard is Senior Lecturer and Resident Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Nanjing, China.