Beijing’s real international ambitions

China might be content with the slow decline of the US-led unipolar international system, but Beijing will continue to violently revolt against Asia’s territorial status quo.

According to Hans Morgenthau, one of the arch-realists of international relations theory, "International politics, like all politics, is a struggle for power".

Morgenthau thought that "the drives to live, to propagate, and to dominate" were inherent to human nature, and that nations were motivated by similarly elemental urges.

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