Washington’s reliance on economic sanctions has garnered minimal benefits, which has prompted the Biden Administration to move away from coercive measures and instead engage diplomatically through AUKUS.
While it is undeniable that China’s economic rise poses security risks to the U.S. and undermines its national interests, the dangers of a Cold War mentality cannot be overstressed.
Southeast Asian states have the opportunity to effect a paradigm shift in the global waste trade.
China not only accounts for a sizable portion of ASEAN countries’ imports and exports, but it also has a strong military presence in the South China Sea and has shown an impressive commitment to face-to-face diplomacy throughout the ongoing pandemic.
A new, highly automated future is approaching fast and an “arms race” framework will fuel instability without learning from past experiences.
Why America Needs a New Approach to Grand Strategy
In recent years, European countries have made an increased effort to reestablish a strong presence in the Indo-Pacific, home to half of the world’s population and some of the fastest growing economies.
The Chinese Maritime Militia, dubbed the ‘little blue men’, signifies Beijing’s vision of a maritime ‘people’s war’ where civilian and military structures are integrated in a Maoist fashion that sees the social sphere as intimately connected to the military industrial complex.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
China’s Huawei was struggling to secure a chance to bid for Brazil’s new 5G network, but Brazil’s dire need for vaccines might give China a new advantage.