The problem is that the viewpoints of the three parties are that they're diverging not converging.
While China has charged ahead in developing a global strategy for the energy transition, which utilizes both its foreign and security policies, the EU is trying to compete through next-generation technology.
Washington must continue its engagement long after the islands fall out of the headlines if it is serious about its commitment to the region.
National Security Council Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell on how U.S. strategy in the Pacific has evolved, what’s at stake in the upcoming presidential summit, and how China factors into U.S. policy.
As October’s presidential election approaches, decision-makers everywhere from Washington and Madrid to Paris and Berlin are doing little to hide their antipathy for Bolsonaro, and it is no exaggeration to say that Bolsonaro’s reputation in the West is largely beyond repair.
Bush soon learned the wisdom of following official US policy on Taiwan. By 2003, he publicly opposed Taiwan’s plans to hold a referendum for fear that it would stoke pro-independence sentiment.
Biden once scolded George W. Bush for pledging to defend Taiwan. Now he is making a worse mistake by chipping away at long-standing policy without a better alternative.
While Washington and Beijing focus on defense and security-related issues, the islands are demanding action on climate change.
Russia is a far smaller economy and China is a stronger partner, but the war has exacerbated this trend. Russia is fairly isolated from its ties with the West and it has to turn to China, which gives China an increasing amount of leverage.
In his speech to the General Assembly, the president must emphasize that an open world order grounded in global institutions is the only viable path for peace.