Ely Ratner quoted in The Washington Post article, “Matthew Pottinger Faced Communist China’s Intimidation as A Reporter. He’s Now at The White House Shaping Trump’s Hard Line Policy Toward Beijing.”

“‘The problem is the distance between the strategy as [Pottinger] would conceive of it and what is actually coming out as U.S. policy,’ said Ely Ratner, who is executive vice president at the Center for a New American Security and worked as an high-ranking adviser to Joe Biden when Biden …

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Meghan O’Sullivan writes in Bloomberg: “Oil’s Collapse Is a Geopolitical Reset In Disguise”

“The world is on the cusp of a geopolitical reset. The global pandemic could well undermine international institutions, reinforce nationalism and spur de-globalization. But far-sighted leadership could also rekindle cooperation, glimmers of which appeared in the G-20’s offer of debt relief for some of the world’s poorest countries, a joint …

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Bob Work quoted in The Economist article, “Global Arms Spending Is Rising, But Covid-19 Will Trim Budgets”

“Factor all that in and China’s defence budget may in fact have reached around 87% of America’s, suggests Frederico Bartels of the Heritage Foundation, a think-tank. Raw spending disguises technological advances, too. ‘China appears to be driving the military-technical competition in critical areas such as quantum science, biotechnology, hypersonics, and …

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