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The Price Of Nostalgia

A new consensus has emerged in American politics: that the United States has recklessly pursued international economic openness at the expense of workers and the result has been economic inequality, social pain, and political strife.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Biden Picks An Ill-Conceived Fight With Russia

What does Russia want from Ukraine? This is one of the vital questions surrounding Russia’s growing buildup of military hardware and troops, both facing eastern Ukraine and from Crimea. No one seems to be asking Putin any questions, but rather are just demanding that he pull his troops back and relieve the military pressure. Nor is it clear if anyone is in a position to ask that question.

Read Here | Asia Times

The U.S. Economy Will Decide The Midterm Elections

Bill Clinton was fond of saying that when it came to elections it was the economy, stupid. Judging by his unusually large budget stimulus package so early in his Administration, it would seem that Joe Biden does not subscribe to Clinton’s view. 

Read Here | The National Interest

Biden’s Foreign Policy Starts At Home

Photo courtesy/ White House Flickr

If you wanted to find an original text for the Biden administration’s foreign policy, it would be an 83-page report by a Washington think tank released in the thick of the 2020 presidential race. In 2018, midway through Trump’s term, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace set out to reimagine U.S. foreign policy.

Read Here | The Atlantic

US Intelligence Assessment Moves China To The Top Of The Threat List

The US intelligence community has put China at the top of its annual report of national security threats, warning of Beijing’s struggle to realise “an epochal geopolitical shift”, including increased air and naval operations in Asia intended to assert its control in contested areas.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

Read the intelligence report here

America Needs a New Transatlantic Script To Deal With China

Battered relentlessly by former President Donald Trump over four difficult years, relations between the United States and the European Union are back on track, with China providing an important spur for the renewed warmth. Expect no automatic and complete U.S.-EU alignment of views on China, however.

Read Here | The National Interest

History Lessons: Five Myths about America’s Rise

Chinese officials are increasingly invoking examples from American history to justify their efforts to dominate the South China Sea and establish a broader sphere of influence throughout the Indo-Pacific theater. Beijing, they contend, is merely following America’s model as it rose to power in the nineteenth century.

Read Here | The National Interest

After Anchorage, China Will Make Iran Its Gas Station If America Turns A Blind Eye

If the United States is no longer rigorously enforcing sanctions, then Iran’s glut of deeply-discounted oil represents an attractive and ready source, and China can groom the Islamic Republic to function as its gas station with impunity.

Read Here | The National Interest

US, EU, UK, Canada Launch Sanctions Blitz Against Chinese Officials; Beijing Hits Back

The USEUUK and Canada banded together to sanction Chinese officials over suspected human rights abuses in Xinjiang on Monday, a dramatic escalation in tensions with Beijing and a clear sign that the new Joe Biden administration plans to wield its alliances as a powerful tool to counter an increasingly assertive China.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

Also Read | Why Australia And New Zealand Issued Their Own Statement On US-Led China Sanctions

How To Craft A Durable China Strategy

The United States must forge a relationship with China defined by an uncomfortable and undeniable paradox: deep and complex interdependence on the one hand and rapidly diverging interests—regarding security, economics, technology, ideology, and more—on the other.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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