CMS Research Lecture: US-China - A New Cold War?

Is the international system unipolar, bipolar og multipolar? That is one of the questions Professor Øystein Tunsjø will discuss at this CMS Research Lecture. Tunsjø argues that the international system has returned to bipolarity with two superpowers confronting each other: the United States and China. But what characterizes their rivalry? According to Tunsjø, it should not be labelled a new Cold War. Instead, he argues that the unipolar era of the post-Cold War is now replaced by a new “loose” bipolar system between US–China, distinct from the Cold War and the “tight” bipolar system between US–Soviet that we saw in the second half of the twentieth century.

Øystein Tunsjø is Professor and Head of the Security in Asia Program at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Moderator: Bertel Heurlin (Professor Emeritus, Centre for Military Studies)

Time: Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 13:00-14:30

Place: Centre for Health and Society (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K, room 2.1.12 (building 2, first floor)

Register here no later than Monday 11 September.