As Alaska talks showed, the US’ attitude to China and the world is outdated. When will it realise this?
- America’s approach to China is binary, deep-seated and transparently hegemonic. Washington can’t seem to see that the world has moved on
- China is not perfect but it stands for multipolarity under the banner of the UN, not a US-led ‘rules based order’ that represents a minority of the world’s peoples
Michael Pembroke is a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and the author of America in Retreat: The Decline of US Leadership from WW2 to Covid-19, released in Australia as Play By The Rules: The Short Story of America’s Leadership from Hiroshima to Covid-19.