US surprisingly managing rivalry with China and war in Ukraine pretty well

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, coupled with recent moves by the US establishment, shows Washington understands that both the Asia-Pacific and European theatres must be managed to preserve world order

In this State of the Union address, President Joe Biden made clear the US would safeguard its sovereignty, but also maintained a commitment to working with China. PHOTO: AFP
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This week, a key annual ritual of American politics took place – the State of the Union speech.

It provides an opportunity for a sitting United States president to take stock of his policies, rally the public around national priorities and argue for support for future initiatives. Many observers around the world also watch it for signs of US foreign policy orientation.

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