The Russia-China Axis

The Russia-China Axis

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The United States is a nation in crisis. While Washingtona€™s ability to address our most pressing challenges has been rendered nearly impotent by ongoing partisan warfare, we face an array of foreign-policy crises for which we seem increasingly unprepared. Among these, none is more formidable than the unprecedented partnership developing between Russia and China, suspicious neighbors for centuries and fellow Communist antagonists during the Cold War. The two longtime foes have drawn increasingly close together because of a confluence of geostrategic, political, and economic interestsa€”all of which have a common theme of diminishing, subverting, or displacing American power. While Americaa€™s influence around the world recedesa€”in its military and diplomatic power, in its political leverage, in its economic might, and, perhaps most dangerously, in the power and appeal of its ideasa€”Russia and China have seen their influence increase. From their support for rogue regimes such as those in Iran, North Korea, and Syria to their military and nuclear buildups to their aggressive use of cyber warfare and intelligence theft, Moscow and Beijing are playing the game for keeps. Meanwhile America, pledged to a€œleading from behind, a€ no longer does much leading at all. In The Russia-China Axis, Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan systematically chronicle the growing threat from the Russian-Chinese Axis, and they argue that only a rebirth of American global leadership can counter the corrosive impact of this antidemocratic alliance, which may soon threaten the peace and security of the world.BillGertz, a€œCyber Breach, a€ Washington Free Beacon, February 4, 2013, http:// 20. ... the National Counterintelligence Executive, October 2011, Foreign_Economic_Collection_2011.pdf. ... Peoplea#39;s Republic Unveils Stealth Fighter . . . but It Looks Remarkably Similar to US Jet, a€ Daily Mail, May 18, 2012, ... Schwartz, a€œOperationRed October Attackers Wielded Spear Phishing, a€ Information Week, January 18, .

Title:The Russia-China Axis
Author:Douglas Schoen, Melik Kaylan
Publisher:Encounter Books - 2014-09-09


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