US, China heading toward face-off, says Mearsheimer

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TOKYO — If China continues to grow economically and militarily, the possibility of armed conflict in Asia will grow as countries such as Japan and the U.S. step up their security efforts, says John J. Mearsheimer, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

The American scholar and author said he came to this conclusion after conducting copious research on how the world’s great powers have behaved throughout history. In a recent interview with The Nikkei, Mearsheimer discusses the impact of China’s rise, whether conflict is inevitable and how a confrontation can be avoided.

 

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