Moraine Valley Community College Global Power and the Rise of China Questions


Global Power and the Rise of China
(A) Define unipolarity, bipolarity, and multipolarity. Which distribution of power, of the three, describes the world today in your view? Why? 
(B) What is Power Transition Theory (or more popularly known as the Thucydides Trap)? Explain it in as much detail as you can. 
(C) Many scholars and experts think that Power Transition Theory (or the Thucydides Trap) is a relevant and accurate way to model US-China relations nowadays and going forward. Do you agree? Why or why not? 
(D) The lecture discussed four broad strategies—containment, a united democratic coalition, engagement, and accommodation—the US could implement to deal with a rising China. Of these strategies, which one/combination (of 2 or more strategies) is the most convincing to you? Why?

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