The China-Pakistan joint naval exercises in the Arabian Sea reflect a more competitive strategic landscape in the north Indian Ocean region.
The Biden-Xi meeting resulted in minor agreements. It failed to reset the U.S.-China rivalry — because the two countries can’t be reconciled.
In China and elsewhere in East Asia, philo-Semitism has quickly transformed into anti-Semitism due to political and societal shifts.
Russia’s disintegration could offer strategic gains for China and the West, but there would also be significant security risks from its breakup.
The Israeli-Palestinian war is making China’s strategic balancing act in the Middle East increasingly difficult to sustain.
China is engaging the Taliban to both deter security threats from Afghanistan and challenge Western influence in the Muslim world.
China and Pakistan are keeping strategic Belt and Road Initiative railway project on life support as debt restructuring talks loom.
Russia has locked itself into an economic partnership with China in which it is the supplicant. It’s a role that Moscow seems happy to play.
Elon Musk, in a discussion on the X platform, said the U.S. could be “sleepwalking into World War III” by pushing China and Russia together.
Xi Jinping is unlikely to disown Putin, but he will balance his support for him with the need to stabilize relations with the U.S. and Europe.