Please! Someone Set Biden Straight on China ‘Squeezing’ Russia
President Joe Biden’s words about China at the Geneva summit shows him to be woefully misinformed about the “world correlation of forces” (to borrow from an old Soviet term). He appears to be stuck in a decades-old paradigm of Sino-Russian hostility, which President Richard Nixon was able to leverage into key arms control agreements with Moscow during the early 70s.
In my first piece on the strategic backdrop for the summit, I noted that the triangular relationship had drastically changed in recent decades and that, although the triangle may still be equilateral, it is now essentially a matter of two sides against one – with Washington odd man out.
This is basic: How could any U.S. statesman be unaware? How is it that foreign policy “experts” could be telling Biden that the US can still try to play Russia and China off against each other amid the radically changed “correlation of forces” today?
Reviewing what Biden said about China, one is tempted to despair. Here’s the president at his solo, post-summit press conference:
“Without quoting him [Putin] – which I don’t think is appropriate – let me ask a rhetorical question: You got a multi-thousand-mile border with China. China is … seeking to be the most powerful economy in the world and the largest and the most powerful military in the world.
Plane-side just before departing Geneva, Biden added:
“… let me choose my words. Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now. They
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