Rising Powers: The New Global Reality
Envisioning a Bright Global Future
What does it means for countries to be responsible stakeholders?

Ever since an American diplomat first urged Chinese leaders to make their rising nation a responsible stakeholder, the term has been bandied more than it has been analyzed. On its face, the concept doesn’t seem controversial. Shouldn’t every member of the world community be a responsible stakeholder? Unfortunately, the term was originally couched as a set of demands that an established power placed on an emerging one. Therefore, some viewed it as the United States being patronizing and once again trying to dictate terms to another nation. At its...

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