Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Douglas H. Paal
Opinion

Opinion

Douglas H. Paal

Domestic politics is driving US and China to seek a ‘time out’ amid rising tensions

  • Agreements reached on a host of contentious issues, before and after the Xi-Biden summit, were made possible by the need for both leaders to focus on domestic challenges
  • Renewed engagement is especially timely between the two militaries, in light of US anxiety over Chinese advances in space and cyber technologies

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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