International Security & Foreign Policy

Swing Nations: Winning the Tripolar Moment

Grant Year: 2018


Alexander Benard will research and write a book examining the pattern and dynamics of great-power competition in swing countries, states that are the focus of competitions for influence among the United States, China, and Russia. He will describe the great power competition under way in a variety of countries, including Mongolia, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Djibouti, Mozambique, and Chile, and draw out lessons for U.S. policy from these cases.

Stanford University International Security & Foreign Policy

$50,000