How Europe Is Navigating a Fraught U.S.-China Relationship
“We shouldn’t expect coherence on China policy when the United States is inherently incoherent on it.”
Last weekend, spy chiefs and defense officials from around the world descended on Singapore to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s biggest annual security conference. The U.S. delegation was led by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who asked for a bilateral meeting with China’s new defense minister, Li Shangfu. The request was denied, perhaps in part because Li has been sanctioned by Washington for his role in the purchase of military equipment from Moscow.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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