The U.S. Must Stand with Australia against China

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands with President Donald Trump during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, September 20, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
We owe as much to our long-time ally as it faces threats from a nearby adversary.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he mega-trend in U.S. foreign policy in the past decade is the consensus view that the post–Cold War continuation of the Nixon/Kissinger policy of engagement with and accommodation of the People’s Republic of China has failed.  Successive presidents of both parties extended the policy in the hope that the U.S. could help China as it lurched forward from the Maoist revolutionary era to a modern, engaged, liberal market economy. The Cold War policy had endured despite the growing awareness across the U.S. political spectrum of the PRC’s role in the first rank of global human-rights abusers, its increasing appetite for

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Therese Shaheen is a businesswoman and CEO of US Asia International. She was the chairman of the State Department’s American Institute in Taiwan from 2002 to 2004.

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