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Making history: US president Richard Nixon meeting Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing in1972. White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration)

Nixon-Mao meeting: four lessons from 50 years of US-China relations

Richard Nixon’s visit sparked a new era of collaboration but now the relationship between US and China is beginning to unravel.
Containers are seen stacked at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province on Jan. 14, 2020. STR/AFP via Getty Images

The ‘China shock’ of trade in the 2000s reverberates in US politics and economics – and warns of the dangers for fossil fuel workers

Large-scale job losses in the US due to trade with China will lead to enduring demographic and political aftershocks without the implementation of policies that promote widespread job growth.
U.S. Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure on May 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

After Afghanistan, US military presence abroad faces domestic and foreign opposition in 2022

If the United States expects to sustain its global influence, it will have to navigate increasing international and domestic pressure against its foreign military presence.
The ongoing construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, near Kamloops, B.C., in September 2021. China’s clean energy plans could create problems for Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What China’s plans to decarbonize its economy mean for Canada’s energy exports

Canada has neglected to keep up with China’s climate politics, putting the future of the country’s fossil fuel exports at risk.
In reprioritizing public health, the U.S. limited its ability to respond quickly and effectively to the pandemic. Anton Petrus/Moment via Getty Images

The US was not prepared for a pandemic – free market capitalism and government deregulation may be to blame

While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen speaks on Taiwan’s national day in early October. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Taiwan: what is China’s long-term strategy? Podcast

Plus, an extract from the Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast on the damage done when North Americans pretend to have Indigenous identity. Listen to episode 38 of The Conversation Weekly.

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