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Prof. (Dr.) Alfredo Toro Hardy, a Venezuelan Retired Diplomat, Scholar, and Author of the book, “China Versus The US: Who Will Prevail,” participate in Risk Roundup to discuss “The Coming Conflict With China”.
The Coming Conflict With China
Progress in science and technology means that there are substantial opportunities for solving complex problems facing humanity. Since we are on the cusp of fundamental technological transformation that has the potential to reshape our way of life, it is crucial to understand whether technology alone will shape our future and define the global order.
Technology trends historically reshape geopolitics. Trust is the foundation of global leadership and order. Since most geopolitical conflicts that are happening in the world today perhaps revolves around emerging technologies, the trust in technology plays a vital role in global affairs.
Since trust is the foundation of global leadership, even technological leadership, as China exhibits a much more assertive and confrontational geopolitical stance, the world today stands on the brink of the coming conflict with China. As a result, it is crucial to evaluate the causes and consequences of emerging conflict with China.
The Geopolitics of Technology
Each nation currently stands on the verge of the most turbulent and transformative period in all human history. The rapidly emerging technological convergence is about to create a technological tsunami. Now when we examine the relationship between technology and geopolitics, it helps us understand how the rapid advancements in existing and emerging technologies will define the way nations interact, within, between, and across its boundaries. This will not only fundamentally change the global dynamics of human lives, but will also reshape the geopolitics. The implications will be by far much more complex and much more significant than any security risks we currently face.
It is crucial to evaluate:
- What will define the geopolitics of this century?
- What is the relationship between technology trends and the emerging China conflict?
- Is China prepared to take advantage of the disruptive forces of the technology tsunami coming their way?
- Since the most compelling geopolitical story today revolves around China, what are conventional assumptions about the future of geopolitics that are being challenged by the China conflict?
- Should China have challenged the United States?
- What has led the decades of US-China synergy on the brink of collapse?
- What are the internal challenges facing China that will impact its global influence?
There is no doubt that nations’ digital trust, transparency, and preparedness will define the geopolitical trajectory of this century. Since Strategic Security is ensuring that the future of humanity is secure from intentional and unintentional security events and incidents, it is time we begin a discussion on the security risks that are emerging today that will impact the coming tomorrow. The time is now to understand the “Coming Conflict with China” and its implications for the future of humanity.
About the Guest
Alfredo Toro Hardy, Ph.D., is a retired Venezuelan diplomat, scholar, and author. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations and several masters and postgraduate degrees. Before resigning from the Venezuelan Foreign Service, he served as Ambassador to the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Singapore, Chile, and Ireland.
He directed the Diplomatic Academy of his country as well as other Venezuelan academic institutions while being Visiting Professor at several universities abroad, including Princeton. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a two-time Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Scholar. He is also an author of twenty books and co-author of fifteen more; he has also published thirty peer-reviewed papers, all of them on international affairs.
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