A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP
A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP
S. George Marano
Opinion

Opinion

S. George Marano

The Sino-US power struggle is not China’s to win, but the West’s to lose

  • US military adventurism and predatory capitalism are allowing Beijing to entice nations away, as China’s rise intersects with America’s decline
  • To turn things around, the US and its allies need a radical shift in their foreign policy thinking

A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP
A US soldier points his gun at an Afghan man at Kabul airport on August 16 as thousands of people tried to flee Taliban rule. Photo: AFP
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S. George Marano

S. George Marano

Dr S. George Marano is the founder and principal consultant of RBV Consulting Group, a boutique strategic management consulting firm. His experience of over 20 years spans many fields, including the corporate world, government and academia, and he has a deep knowledge of international business, specialising in Asia. Furthermore, Dr Marano is a geopolitical and geoeconomics analyst who has been published widely. He holds a PhD in strategic management and international business, MBA, Master of Commerce (RMIT University) and has a graduate diploma in Asian Law (The University of Melbourne).