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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we discuss Sulmaan Wasif Khan’s new book Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping. Khan chronicles the grand strategies pursued by China’s paramount leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping and highlights the impact their successes and failures have had on China’s rise as a global power. He also considers the big question, “What does China want?”

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History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program uses history to improve understanding of important global dynamics, trends in international relations, and American foreign policy.  Read more