Ep. 422: Why Great Powers Procrastinate


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Why did the United States aid and abet China's rise instead of "strangling the baby in the cradle"? Manoj Kewalramani, Pranay Kotasthane, and Aditya Ramanathan discuss the arguments of political scientist David Edelstein, who offers fascinating explanations for why rivals cooperate.

You'll find a pithy explanation of David Edelstein's framework on Pranay's newsletter:

You can read Aditya's review of the book here:

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