There’s No Shortage of Ideas for Resetting Big-Power Relations, but Can They Work?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Sept. 12, 2018 (Pool photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS News Agency via AP).
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Sept. 12, 2018 (Pool photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS News Agency via AP).

Can the U.S. and its main geopolitical rivals bury their differences? World leaders are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week. The main question on everyone’s mind is what President Donald Trump will say. Last year, Trump struck a bellicose note during his first U.N. appearance. He effectively promised to rip up the Iranian nuclear deal, a pledge he has since kept, and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea unless it gave up its own nuclear ambitions. Trump’s speech presaged a rough year in U.N. diplomacy, as the Security Council has since then hobbled from dispute […]

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