GoLocalProv | Don’t Forget About China

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

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While the attention of the US foreign policy establishment remains focused on the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict, it is important to recognize that, in the long run, the greatest challenge to US security remains China, which has made it clear for some time that it seeks to displace the United States as not only a regional but also a global hegemonic power. Indeed, we are now in the midst of a new “cold war” not unlike its predecessor pitting the United States against the Soviet Union.

In order to become the global hegemonic power, China must first secure its geographic heartland. It is clear that Chinese strategists have read their Mackinder and Mahan. Accordingly, China has worked assiduously to undermine the US-led alliance system along the Asian rimland and invested heavily in naval, missile, and other military capabilities. Recent decades have seen the…

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