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.
Great Power Rivalry
The Pakistani military’s attempted rebalancing to the West may anger China and Russia, resulting in more pain for its fledgling economy.
China’s leadership is tightening its grip on the country’s innovation agenda, aiming to accelerate progress in strategic technologies.
China is expanding its influence in Latin America not just through trade and investment, but also espionage, military, and the drug trade.
Countries like Brazil and India pursue “active non-alignment” amid renewed great power rivalry, exerting influence in ways unthinkable before.
There’s evidence of a potentially positive fallout of a lower US presence.