Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 28, 2020


U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivers remarks to the press in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 10, 2019. Michael Gross, State Department

Frederick Kempe, CNBC: The U.S.-China clash has entered perilous new territory* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s landmark speech at the Nixon library on Thursday marked the most robust call-to-action yet against the Chinese Communist Party.
* It’s a unique moment because the United States since its rise to global power has never confronted such a potent peer competitor across so many realms: political, economic, technological, military and even societal.
* It is also new because the U.S. and China, after four decades of wishful collaboration, are now locked in a contest that could define our times.

We’ve never been here before.

The escalating confrontation between the United States and China is so perilous because the world’s two largest economies – and the two defining countries of their times – are navigating uncharted terrain.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s landmark speech at the Nixon library on Thursday marked the most robust call-to-action yet against the Chinese Communist Party. It came amid tit-for-tat consular shutdowns in Houston and Chengdu, and the Friday arrest by the FBI of an alleged Chinese military operative in San Francisco.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — July 28, 2020

China’s catastrophic success: US strategic blunders fuel rivalry — John Culver, The Interpreter China’s Fiscal Dilemma — Yu Yongding, Project Syndicate

What’s behind China’s border disputes — DW

Australia Lays Down the Law in the South China Sea Dispute — Bec Strating, The Interpreter

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity — Joe McDonald, AP

How Malaysia’s government collapsed in two years — Jonathan Head, BBC

Options for African Nations Regarding Economic Collaboration with the U.S. and China — Ekene Lionel, Divergent Opinions

Lebanon faces the abyss as political elites dither — Rebecca Anne Proctor, Arab News

30 years after our ‘endless wars’ in the Middle East began, still no end in sight — Bruce Riedel, Brookings

Putin Plays Zelenskiy — Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner

The European Union Has Changed Forever — Sylvain Kahn, Worldcrunch

Trudeau strains to contain political scandal engulfing his family — Andy Blatchford, Politico

Don’t take unnecessary risks, a second coronavirus wave is definitely coming! — Fabian Schmidt, DW

Honoring Buzz Aldrin – Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moonwalk — Kent D. Johnson, RCD

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