Can China and the U.S. coexist?
Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here. I’ve got your World In 60 Seconds from Tokyo, Japan, right in front of the Diet, that is their parliament building. And your questions are loaded up. Let’s go. Well I’m not one of these people believes
that we’re heading to war, The Thucydides Trap, rising power, declining power, necessarily goes confrontation, in part because China doesn’t have global military power or diplomatic capabilities. And even on the economy and trade they need to work with the United States. Both sides, although we know that. But on technology we don’t see coexistence. Right now, we see zero sumness. We see an end in unwinding globalization. I’m deeply concerned about that. That’s why I think we’re heading to a tech Cold War. Not just low, like the lowest in recent history. And it’s, you know, in part because the security is an enormous problem. It’s actually dangerous, physically dangerous
for people to vote. And because the people that are going to win ultimately don’t have control of a lot of the country in Afghanistan. So, it’s less about elections
than is about basic security. You got to get that right, first. No, but it’s absolutely the thing that’s going to be dividing the Americans the most, between Democrats and Republicans, over the course of the next months. Interestingly, for Ukraine itself, we’re closer to a deal with the Russians
than we have been at any point since 2014, during the invasion. There was that recent exchange of prisoners and the diplomacy with the Europeans is actually picking up a little bit. It’s not great. But it’s moving, finally, in the right direction. Be back with you next week.
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