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Clean Energy and Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific

As U.S.-China relations deteriorate, energy—and clean energy—have moved increasingly to the center of their geopolitical and economic competition. The Biden administration has worked closely with U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific to address some issues, such as supply chain dependencies, but has struggled to compete with Beijing’s efforts to establish China as the region’s

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“The threat to the liberal order comes not from political shifts within democratic societies from liberal to conservative parties; that’s the normal cycle of democratic politics. It comes from resurgent autocrats in Russia, China, North Korea and Iran who do not tolerate such political shifts. Authoritarianism, not nationalism, poses the real threat to the liberal order.”

-Jacob Heilbrunn

“The most important summits between leaders in Washington and Moscow—during the Nixon and Reagan administrations—took place precisely when the two governments recognized the dangers of inveterate mutual hostility and sought to limit them.”

-Paul J. Saunders

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Clean Energy and Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific

As U.S.-China relations deteriorate, energy—and clean energy—have moved increasingly to the center of their geopolitical and economic competition. The Biden administration has worked closely with U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific to address some issues, such as supply chain dependencies, but has struggled to compete with Beijing’s efforts to establish China as the region’s

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