August 27, 2015

America's Worst Nightmare: Russia and China Are Getting Closer

Will an inverted U.S.-China-Russia triangle reshape the world order?

It was a brilliant stroke in 1971, when Nixon and Kissinger took advantage of China’s fears of the USSR with the historic U.S. opening to China. That chess move created a strategic triangle with the United States in the catbird seat and turned ideology on its head, dividing the two communist regimes. Now amid a surprising attention deficit in the United States, tensions with Russia are resulting in Washington getting the short end of the stick, with risky implications for the global order:.. Read more.

National Interest

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