Unbeknownst to Kissinger, China’s leaders under the direction of Zhou Enlai, and his disciple Deng Xiaoping had a much longer-term strategic perspective than their western partners imagined.
Less than a week before the game-changing U.S. presidential election, the real heart of the geopolitical and action is invisible to the outside world.
The “clarity” Taipei is seeking is unlikely to be rendered by Washington as the latter is only using Taiwan as a device against China.
It is vital that President Trump tap into the better angels of America’s nature by firing Pompeo, and warmly embracing Putin’s offers for a P5 emergency summit before the clock strikes midnight, Matthew Ehret writes.
The Belt and Road Initiative, and strategic friendship established between Russia and China has re-awoken the forgotten vision of William Gilpin for a world of cooperating sovereign nation states.
Even if Trump is replaced by Democrat rival Joe Biden in November’s election. There is an inexorable dynamic of conflict that stems from Washington’s perceived loss of global power to China.
Pompeo has probably done more to bond and unify the people of China than has been achieved by any other foreign politician in recent years.
The logic of a waning American empire and the concomitant inherent belligerence to compensate for the perceived loss of U.S. global power are the issues to follow, not whether Trump or Biden clinch the dog-and-pony race to the White House.