China and Russia’s romance continues—at least, that’s what China says. We explore what China’s aggressive tones, like breaking international order or criticizing the United States, have done to our perception of the communist regime.
President Joe Biden’s new defense budget proposal is facing the heat. At the same time, the Pentagon released its 2022 defense plan, calling China the pacing threat. What does that mean? And can a 4 percent increase in defense help to deter China’s aggression? Bryan Clark, a security expert, weighs in.