from The Conversation
Will U.S. Abdication Bring China to Replace the U.S. as the International System’s ‘Responsible Stakeholder’?
– this post written by Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia
How times change. A decade or so ago, former World Bank president and deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick suggested to China that it needed to become a “responsible stakeholder”. Even at the time this advice looked slightly condescending and patronising. Now it looks bizarrely out of kilter with a rapidly evolving international order.