Mr. Putin and Mr. Xi have found an unlikely ally in Mr. Trump. The latter’s clumsy approach to foreign policy and fractious relations with long-time allies leave the west poorly equipped to push back.
Correcting misguided conventional wisdom about China’s major economic, political, and foreign policy issues.
Although Beijing has been willing to make progress on low-hanging fruit in White House priority areas, there are few signs it intends to address the more systemic and fundamental contradictions at the core of U.S.-China tensions.
It’s not enough to ask Beijing to pressure Pyongyang into holding bilateral negotiations with Washington—China has to be a central part of negotiations too.