On Balance by Robert Delaney
Fractious domestic politics, not Afghanistan withdrawal, is hastening America’s decline
- China’s propaganda organs are portraying the US exit as another sign that its influence is waning. But, the reverse might end up being the reality
- Many US resources ploughed into Afghanistan will be redeployed in the Indo-Pacific, while the counterterrorism burden will fall more heavily on Beijing and Moscow
Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.