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China Learns The Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love

China has long had Australia in its sights, and money is its favoured weapon. China accounts for roughly a third of Australia’s export earnings. Until recently, it was also a big investor in Australia… Yet the proportion of Australians who hold a favourable view of China has plummeted from 64 percent to just 15 percent over the last three years, according to a Pew Global Attitudes poll released last week.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

U.S. At Risk of Being Outpaced by China, A New Intel Committee Report Finds

Unless the U.S. intelligence community is overhauled to meet the complex threat posed by China, the United States is at risk of being unable to protect the nation’s health and security and compete with Beijing on the world stage, according to a new report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

‘Writing is on The Wall’ For Saudi-Israel Peace

When the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday, they will not only be inking normalisation accords, they will be setting the stage for an even bigger prize: peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Read Here | Asia Times

Also Read | Israel Ties That Bind: What Is The US Giving Gulf Arab States?

Donald Trump Isn’t Richard Nixon. He’s Jimmy Carter

As the Republican National Convention gets underway, some commentators have taken to comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon… But there’s a better comparison to a prior president; if Trump resembles any 1970s politician, it isn’t Nixon—it’s Jimmy Carter.

Read Here – Politico

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News For The West

China’s growing influence in East Asia and Africa has challenged U.S. interests, and the Middle East is the next battlefield on which Beijing can challenge U.S. hegemony—this time through Iran. China’s growing influence in East Asia and Africa has challenged U.S. interests, and the Middle East is the next battlefield on which Beijing can challenge U.S. hegemony—this time through Iran.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Post-Pandemic Japan Will Attract The World

When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, people will again be on the move, crisscrossing the planet in search of career opportunities, education, and better lifestyles. But the destinations and directions of those movements may be forever changed.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Welcome To The Post-Leader World

The waning of U.S. hegemony opens up new possibilities for more decentralised, democratic systems of global governance involving genuine cooperation among a critical mass of nations. Rather than a world governed by a hegemon, it may be time for one managed by what might be called global clubs.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Why Race Matters In International Relations

Race is not a perspective on international relations; it is a central organising feature of world politics. Anti-Japanese racism guided and sustained U.S. engagement in World War II, and broader anti-Asian sentiment influenced the development and structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

China Is Losing India

This latest skirmish has made clear that New Delhi has to make some critical choices. At home, the government could feel compelled to improve Indian military capabilities and border infrastructure, which will require the diversion of resources away from development spending. In addition, Indian officials will now aim to reinforce relations with other regional and global powers to balance against a more assertive China.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Also Read – China’s Latest Tussle With India Could Lead To War

Preventing A COVID-19 Food Crisis

The pandemic is amplifying the risk of a world-wide food-price spike, which would trigger outright crises in many developing countries. Governments must therefore work together to address disruptions to food supply chains and prevent food protectionism from becoming the post-pandemic new normal.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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