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International rules make U.S.-China conflict more likely

Cross-border principles governing conduct only exist if they are accepted by states

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Ben Scott is director, Australia's security and the rules-based order project at the Lowy Institute.

Unlike previous great power contests, competition between the U.S. and China is being waged through, and over the content of, international rules.

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