Australia has joined the U.S. and UK games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the U.S., India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.
The U.S. currently holds a strong hand in its chip war with China. But experts believe it will lose in the future as China has a bigger market and a larger capacity for creating new knowledge.
In 1949, China was one of the world’s poorest countries, but now its economy is on the road to ‘high income’ status.
The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population—a goal that can’t be achieved using the usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose.
While there was no direct mention of China in the Quad’s virtual meeting of leaders, Vijay Prashad shows how the U.S. is using the group to advance its agenda against China.
The U.S. administration says China is its biggest test but optics matter as ties with allies are strengthened.