Opinion: The way forward for the West? Help China and wave the rulebook at Russia

Politics

"Though the political narrative in the U.S. has often emphasized China as a threat, it is wrong to ignore evidence that shows that cooperation is possible," writes Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform. "In the past decade, China has shown that it is ready to act as a ‘responsible stakeholder’ in certain circumstances, such as UN peacekeeping or mitigating the global financial crisis in 2008–2009."