Emily Tamkin is the US editor at the New Statesman where she covers US politics, society, and foreign policy. She was previously a staff writer at Foreign Policy and BuzzFeed News and her work has also appeared in Politico, Slate, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She is also the author of The Influence of Soros and the forthcoming Bad Jews (out 2022). She was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in India from 2019-2020. She lives in Washington, DC.
Competition of systems is in full swing. China is emerging in a more competitive shape and more self-confident out of the pandemic in the economy, controlling the virus, tech dominance or military. With the Chinese growing dominant position in the global arena, how are future relations with China going to look like? With the US announcing China to be the biggest challenge of the century, how can the US and Europe work together to face the threat? On what issues can the cooperation with China be successful, and what alliances can be formed?
A growing number of Nations are openly challenging China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, including EU nations (France, UK, Germany), Japan, and the United States. How can freedom of trade and navigation be protected and the rule of law and internationally accepted norms in the high seas of the South China Sea be upheld? How are like-minded nations cooperating to protect freedom of navigation and trade security in the South China Sea and what more can be achieved?