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The Long Game
China Pivots to the Middle East
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  • Proud Skeptic

    OK…It’s time to take a break from using the word “pivot”.

  • Greg Olsen

    From the Obama administration perspective this a feature not a bug. They would spin this as China taking its place in the world as a responsible global power maintaining world order. China views its global role differently than the United States. It is a classic imperial vision that is way less benign than the promotion of a liberal order (in conflict with Communism and most recently Islamism). The U.S. view is fundamentally idealistic except for the Nixon administration which was much more of a continental realist approach.

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