President Joe Biden’s Answer to BRI


It is becoming clearer, to a certain extent, what US President Joe Biden was referring to in his comments about the first conversation (since his inauguration on January 20, 2021) over the telephone with China’s leader Xi Jinping on February 11 of this year. During a discussion with US senators the following day, the new US leader made…

New Security Threats in East and Southeast Asia


The US-China standoff in South-East Asia threatens to turn into a more dangerous, on the brink of an open war, confrontation: The US has announced that it intends to deploy “high-precision missiles with enhanced survivability” along China’s eastern maritime border.  This project, prepared by the US Indo-Pacific Command, provides for the deployment in the coming years…

Joe Biden on Relations with China


It hardly needs explaining that the nature of relations between the two leading world powers under the new American administration (during its next four years in power) will be at the center of the global political process. The last time we touched on this topic was in connection with the February 5 phone conversation between the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken…

Antony Blinken and Yang Jiechi had a “Talk” Over the Phone


The NEO has previously noted (and explained) a certain turnaround in the new US administration’s first contacts with the leadership of other major players in the key Indo-Pacific region. Japan, India, and China are among these contacts. This was the order of the first brief telephone conversations between the main actors in the Joe Biden administration (including…

China-US Relations At An Impasse


The Trump administration’s policies in recent years have brought relations between Washington and Beijing to the brink of a cold war, currently experiencing the most serious crisis in decades: a trade war, ever-expanding sanctions, and an escalating military confrontation. Washington’s attacks on Chinese tech companies have become almost daily…

US is Losing in the Militarily Race against Russia and China


The Trump administration, pursuing its adventurous policy and inciting hostility towards Russia and China, has recently repeatedly tried to demonstrate “intimidation” to Moscow and Beijing. Some times this took the form of a concentration of more and more armed forces near the borders of “two strategic adversaries” declared by Washington. One could also…

Can Business Prevent US-China Relations from Becoming Fractured?


The flood of events that has occurred recently affecting the politics of relations between the two leading world powers (the United States and China) cannot bring about anything but a feeling of numbing hopelessness for observers. If it were not for the common sense that raises its head in the economic sphere. Notably (and mainly…

Situation around Taiwan Continues to Worsen


As reported earlier in the New Eastern Outlook, tensions around Taiwan are continuing to intensify. An increasingly more defined foreign policy course pursued by Washington aimed at normalizing its diplomatic relations with Taipei and at allowing Taiwan to transform into a fully-fledged independent country is the main reason behind these negative…

The US is Preparing for War with China


Over the past few years, due to the policy followed by the White House, relations between the US and China have been spiraling downward at a rapid pace. Not only is the trade war, declared by Washington, intensifying between the two largest world economies, but territorial issues in the South China Sea, where the United States is trying to engage in “patrolling freedom…

The United States and China in Oceania: the Showdown Is Heating Up


During the modern stage in the geopolitical rivalry among world powers to gain influence in the Asia-Pacific, where it shows up most vividly is in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean: Australia, China, the United States, and Japan are all trying hard to become chummy with the countries in Oceania, but each of those is pursuing…

Port of Darwin: Australia’s Relationship between China and the US


In recent years, Australia has established increasingly close economic relations with China yet, at the same time, it relies on a strategic alliance with the United States being the guarantor of its defense capability. But Australia’s growing dependence on trade with China is having an increasing impact on foreign policy. Canberra…

US is Concerned about the Steps China is about to Take in Central Asia


Recently, a new stage in the confrontation between China and the United States has unfolded in the vast expanses across Central Asia (CA), Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. As Washington and Delhi draw closer to each other, Beijing is developing closer ties with the countries in Central Asia, Iran, and Pakistan. Afghanistan…

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