World on the Brink

How America Can Beat China in the Race for the Twenty-First Century


By Dmitri Alperovitch

By Garrett M. Graff

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A leading national security expert lays out how the U. S. can keep its place as the world’s top superpower in the face of a rising China.
Over the past few decades, China has climbed the ranks of the global powers with staggering speed. Its vast economy and growing regional aggression make it a threat to supersede the United States as the world’s dominant power.
But this outcome is far from inevitable.
Like neighboring Russia—which harbors global ambitions of its own—right now China is at a turning point. Whereas international sanctions and a turn away from fossil fuels are steadily smothering Russia, China’s downfall will be its shrinking population. Its chance to achieve global hegemony will soon disappear, making its quest for power both less certain and more dangerous.
In World on the Brink, security expert Dmitri Alperovitch breaks down not only the significant weaknesses that have so far prevented China from surpassing the United States, but also the key strategies that will enable the U. S. to maintain primacy even as China ramps up its efforts. The US must cultivate crucial alliances, foster domestic innovation in emerging tech fields, and stabilize international relations with adversarial nations in anticipation of a new cold war that seems more likely every day.
As Alperovitch explains, we must play to our strengths and address our weaknesses, using our leverage as the strongest nation on the planet to tactfully navigate the next cold war. This sharp, timely book is the essential blueprint for doing just that.


On Sale
Apr 30, 2024
Page Count
400 pages

Dmitri Alperovitch

About the Author

Dmitri Alperovitch is the cofounder and executive chairman of the Silverado Policy Accelerator, a non-profit focused on advancing American prosperity and global leadership in the 21st century and beyond. He is also the cofounder of the leading cybersecurity company CrowdStrike Inc. Alperovitch is currently a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project and at the Atlantic Council. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, he was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led the company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations.
Garrett M. Graff is a journalist and historian who has spent nearly two decades covering politics, technology, and national security. The former editor of POLITICO Magazine and a current contributor to WIRED and CNN, Graff also serves as the founding director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity program. He is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, and most recently Watergate: A New History.

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Garrett M. Graff

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Garrett Graff is the editor-in-chief of The Washingtonian. He is the author of The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House (FSG, 2007) and the founding editor of the, the first blog to cover the White House press briefings.

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