A proliferation of new policy ideas often accompanies a changing of the guard in Washington. But this time around, growing concern over China’s rise has driven debate into overdrive, as numerous stakeholders present competing visions for a U.S. response.
Why it matters: The actions the U.S. and its allies choose to take over the next few years could make the difference between a world made safer for autocracy or one in which human rights and liberal ideals still have a fighting chance.
The big picture: The U.S. is currently hovering in a rare moment of total possibility. The Trump era of shoot-from-the-hip confrontation with China is over, while Biden has yet to roll back Trump’s China policies or announce his own.