China’s Rise and (Under?) Balancing in the Indo-Pacific: Putting Realist Theory to the Test

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment in a special series published in collaboration with the Raisina Dialogue, which kicks off on Jan. 8 in New Delhi.  It is adapted from the author’s latest edited volume, Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific. Nation-states are constantly engaging in balancing acts: striving to weigh […]