China has matched the expressed wishes of President George W. Bush in 2002 wanting to see China “strong, peaceful and prosperous.” However, the U.S has now adopted China as a competitor rather than a partner and Xi Jinping’s imminent appointment to a third term as China’s leader might set in evidence a long-standing American fear of revisionism. Xi has entirely revised China’s foreign policy and now, he can continue implementing it. As such, the third-time president is promoting his own vision of a Sinocentric alternative. One that praises authoritarian regimes and takes a blind eye to the suppression of fundamental rights.
The Arctic is home to more than four million people. Despite its low population densities, the Arctic has strategic importance due to its extensive natural resources and military context. The Biden administration has pursued a comprehensive foreign policy, as evidenced by its new Arctic strategy seeking to grant Washington an advantage over other Arctic claimant nations.
Thousands of refugees have passed through the city of Rzeszow, Poland following the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on the 24 of February 2022. The city has now become a temporary home to US troops after establishing a US permanent military base in Poland back in June 2022. In a similar setting, the city of Poznan inaugurated the ‘Abrams Academy’, in reference to the military Abrams MBT tanks, where American technicians, instructors, and crews who operate these tanks train and collaborate with Polish soldiers.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) countries on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. The event gathered foreign ministers of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Attendees also included France, India, Germany, and South Korea in their observing capacity.
Did U.S. Neglect Relationship With South Pacific? U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Commander Announces Changes
U.S. Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo visited New Zealand in mid-September. The visit to New Zealand underscored the United States’ commitment to strengthening partnerships for an enduring free and open Indo-Pacific amid renewed Chinese efforts.