Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
By Nathan Gardels
The World Post
Can China Avoid the Thucydides Trap?
Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s pre-eminent strategic thinkers, comments on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s worldview. Brzezinski was national security advisor to US President Jimmy Carter. His latest book is “Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power.”
THE WORLDPOST: In a recent conversation with The WorldPost, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out his vision of international relations:
Xi Jinping: The argument that strong countries are bound to seek hegemony does not apply to China. This is not in the DNA of this country given our long historical and cultural background. Also China fully understands that we need a peaceful and stable internal and external environment to develop ourselves.We all to need to work together to avoid the Thucydides trap — destructive tensions between an emerging power and established powers, or between established powers themselves.
Our aim is…
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