“China’s ultimate goal is to link the capital-rich region of Northern Europe–specifically Germany–with its exports. But, the immediate concern is for China to solidify his vice-grip on the Mediterranean-Adriatic-Gulf trading zone, say analysts at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for China-American Studies.”
Don’t worry about the new Russo-Saudi alliance. It actually might be a net positive for the United States in the long-run.
America has an innovation problem that makes it nearly impossible to adapt to disruption. This is because our government is too bloated and inefficient. In order to make government more responsive to the realities of the Age of Disruption, real leadership is needed; the political system needs to be reformed.
“The United States has neither made the necessary investments nor committed itself to developing a plan for shaping the next generation of great technological innovation. That starts with reforming our education system entirely. If we don’t, we will lose the great geopolitical game with China and other foreign actors.”
In “Easternization,” Gideon Rachman’s new book, we are confronted with how China’s economic ascendance is mostly unstoppable today. I recommend a way forward in this article for the website, American Greatness.
In this 6-part series that I wrote for American Greatness a few weeks back, I argue that America has lost the ability to conduct economic statecraft at a time when our enemies–notably China–have become expert practitioners of this incredible potent tool of statecraft.