Under the Presidency of Joe Biden, the White House released a new “National Security Strategy” on October 12, 2022. While writing the introduction, the US President singled out China as America’s biggest geopolitical competitor and describes this decade as “decisive” for the US-China rivalry. With the resolve to employ all its national resources and international partnerships worldwide, the new policy document mentions how the US will outmaneuver China and maintain a competitive edge over it.
The US-China tensions are already at a simmering point and, with this new security strategy, Washington has only taken it a step further. Is US-China competition inevitable? Is there any cure for this geopolitical ailment? These are some of the questions that warrant a brief analysis of America’s new national security strategy and the thinking paradigm the US operates with – at home and abroad.