To what extent can the United States still cooperate with China and Russia in certain areas even in this era of strategic competition? This report presents the overarching findings of a study that explored these questions.
Prospects for Great Power Cooperation in an Era of Competition
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As the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) makes clear, the primary national security concern facing the United States now is "strategic competition" with Russia and China, rather than terrorism. What does this mean fo the prospect that meaningful cooperation could still occur between the United States and these two countries? RAND researchers investigated the potential for such cooperation across a number of national security issues across the world and found that while not entirely absent, the prospects are slim.
Prospects for cooperation are summarized and examined in an overview volume. Additional volumes examine prospects for great power cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, in Europe and the Middle East, and on eight global commons issues.