Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and an authority on Chinese politics and foreign policy. He is also chair of the steering committee of the Center for the Study of Human Rights and chair of the Morningside Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Columbia. Nathan's books include Peking Politics, 1918-1923; The Tiananmen Papers, co-edited with Perry Link; China's New Rulers: The Secret Files, co-authored with Bruce Gilley and China’s Search for Security, co-authored with Andrew Scobell. Nathan has a B.A. in history, an M.A. in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He has taught at Columbia University since 1971. Andrew Nathan.Illustration by Kate Copeland Q: In his recent essay in Foreign Affairs, the scholar John Mearsheimer painted a dark portrait of the U.S. rivalry with China, suggesting that China has significant advantages and aims that could push the two nations toward war. You hSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.