IAN BREMMER: US faces crossroads of cold war or co-operation over China
White House reviews policies towards Beijing and requests proposals on where to go from here
From climate change to pandemic response to Middle East relations, US President Joe Biden has fundamentally different policy priorities than his predecessor. But there is one policy point Biden and Donald Trump strongly agree on — China is the only true geopolitical rival that can threaten the US’s perch atop the global order.
This is a view shared throughout all levels of the Biden administration. To that end, the White House has commenced a “strategic review” of US-China relations, asking key administration officials to review US policies towards China and put forth proposals on where they need to go from here. Three distinct approaches have begun taking shape...