by Professor Geoffrey Garrett

The post-global financial crisis world will be increasingly dominated by China and the United States. What the de facto G-2 do, together, independently or in conflict, will increasingly define the global bounds of possible. Both countries want to embed their bilateral diplomacy in the multilateralism of the G-20. The problem for the emergent G-2 in G-20 global architecture is that economic relations between China and the US will be increasingly difficult to manage.