by Gordon G. Chang
Confronting China in Mexico
By Lindsay Gabow, RealClearDefense: "With the U.S. long focused on terrorism, China’s footprint in Mexico has grown considerably. Wielding soft-power influence, China has established its ability to undermine U.S. interests across our Southwest border."
By Robert Farley, The Diplomat: "In the context of ongoing discussions of Chinese technology theft, it's worth revisiting how the Soviet Union sought to acquire U.S. technology during the Cold War."
Japan Could Carry the Day in a U.S.-China Conflict
By Bertil Lintner, Asia Times: "Defense-related spending in Japan has traditionally aimed chiefly to shield against neighboring North Korea's nuclear threat. But the new ramped up spending is more clearly pointed towards an expansionist and increasingly assertive China, according to Japanese military insiders."
By Emil Avdaliani, May 14, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The ongoing competition between Russia and the West is likely to continue unabated for years to come. Beijing will endeavor to widen that gulf by supporting Moscow in its efforts to implement China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative in the Middle East and Eurasia.
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