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U.S. President Joe Biden greets China’s President Xi Jinping in Woodside, Calif., prior to their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

What Joe Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping means for geopolitical tensions

Relations between the U.S. and China have been particularly tense for the last few years. Can one summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping significantly improve relations?
A U.S. artillery rocket system fires a missile during annual combat drills between the Philippine Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps in the northern Philippines in October 2022 in a region where the United States says it wants to deter China. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

U.S. allies should rethink their allegiance to an aggressive but declining superpower

Why have U.S. allies refused to grapple with American global violence, despite its horrific consequences and the fact that it clearly affects how the non-western world responds to the country?
In this photo provided by Chad Fish, a large balloon drifts above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina, with a fighter jet and its contrail seen below it, on Feb. 4, 2023. (Chad Fish via AP)

Chinese balloon saga is part of a long history of U.S.-China tensions

Chinese balloons must be assessed within the context of decades of mutual espionage and an awareness of the many storms in the U.S.-China relationship — and the history of empires.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by Andrew Harnik /pool/AFP/via Getty Images

Africa can use great power rivalry to its benefit: Here is how

African countries should adopt measures that strategically play rivals against each other. They should implement long-term strategies and domestic policies for dealing with strategic partners.

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