The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama
The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

5 Emerging powers: China and Russia

As noted in Section 1, the rise of China and the re-emergence of Russia as powerful states, not as yet integrated into the liberal core of the international system, poses distinct problems for the United States. These take the form of longer-term questions about whether Russia and China are potential strategic competitors or strategic partners, and the long-running but more immediate question of how far the USA, China and Russia can cooperate over the issue of nuclear proliferation. We will consider each in turn.

DU301_2

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371