CHINA-US COMPETITION - MEASURING GLOBAL INFLUENCE - Jonathan D. Moyer, Collin J. Meisel, Austin S. Matthews,
1 June 2021
The Center honors the legacy of service of General Brent Scowcroft and embodies his ethos of nonpartisan commitment to the cause of security, support for US leadership in cooperation with allies and partners, and dedication to the mentorship of the next generation of leaders. [...] Revision of the agreement To the extent that the United States and the West have should focus on transparency and the agreement’s been caught off guard by the rise of China, the “game” effects on the environment, human rights, and labor.4 is not over. [...] 8 ATLANTIC COUNCIL China-US Competition: Measuring Global Influence Exploring the FBIC Index In the following sections the authors explore the behav- influence scattered across North, West, and Southern ior of the FBIC Index, starting at the global level and Africa and the United Kingdom displaying the top influ-tracking how the index measures change in the inter- ence capacity only in Ireland.nat. [...] The Indonesian government could be throughout the New Order period of the 1970s and 1980s.16 open to greater cooperation with the United States, partic- However, the waning of US competition with the Soviet ularly given domestic concerns about overdependency of Union left the Suharto regime more exposed to scrutiny be- the economy on China in recent years.19 The most direct cause of its human righ. [...] These interdependencies spread with the introduction of new members into the organization, incor- Owing to the outsized dominance of American economic porating states that were previously mostly isolated from and arms trade into the 1980s, intra-ASEAN intraregional the rest of the region owing to the geopolitical tensions of connections were marginal in comparison, and only a few the Cold War.