The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Pardee Center for International Futures launched the report China-US Measuring Global Influence at a closed event this week. The report draws on the Formal Bilateral Influence Capacity (F-BIC) dataset that offers information on the influence capacity of states in the economic, political and security dimension from 1960-2020.
HCSS Director of Research Tim Sweijs participated in the panel, praising the gargantuan contribution of Dr. Jonathan Moyer and his team at Pardee who created the F-BIC. Dr. Sweijs shared his thoughts on the evolving nature of Sino-American competition and on the utility of datasets such as the F-BIC for analysts and policymakers to understand and navigate this competition.
Other speakers included Mr. James Baker (Pentagon Office of Net Assessment), Dr. Mathew Burrows (Atlantic Council) and Dr. Kim Roberts (Georgetown University).