Only a few years ago, many American observers still hoped that China would reconcile itself to a supporting role in the liberal international order or would pose—at most—a challenge to U. The conventional wisdom was that China would seek an expanded regional role—and a reduced U. He was a deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden from to , as well as director of policy planning at the U. State Department from to There is the naval shipbuilding program, which put more vessels to sea between and than the total number of ships in the German, Indian, Spanish, and British navies combined. There are the systematic efforts to refine methods of converting economic influence into economic coercion throughout the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
This piece originally was delivered as a speech before the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in France on January 7, Where are we going? And finally, what should we do? There is another question that I will not discuss today, but which has always fascinated me: how do we explain that the people of this small cape of the Asian continent that is Europe have been able to impose their dominance — military, economic, intellectual, and legal — on the whole world for so long? Without answering this question, I will confine myself to a brief reminder: where do we come from? Western dominance began in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the centuries of the great discoveries of Spain and Portugal.
China Standards 2035 and the Plan for World Domination—Don’t Believe China’s Hype
Saurav Giri , Contributing Columnist September 25, The last century or so has seen the United States dominate world proceedings and earn the title of the most powerful country on Earth. It has the largest economy, it involves itself in all sorts of conflicts and its elections are watched by millions around the world. Just this year, Black Lives Matter, which began as a domestic movement, caused the whole world to turn its head towards the U.
With mistrust pervading the U. As 5G, AI, and emerging technology have become buzzwords, policymakers have started to pay more attention to a previously obscure piece of the technology development process: technical standards. In particular, U. In a climate of heightened fear and uncertainty, it is easy to see boogeymen lurking behind every corner.