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.