Bloomberg: The US is looking for allies for the war with China

If there is a war between the US and China, then it will not just be a fight for Taiwan or some other hot spot. The war will be a struggle for hegemony in a decisive region and for all subsequent global influence. US officials, including some who can hardly be called "hawks", privately say that Washington and Beijing may face a test of strength in the next three to five years.

The rivalry between the US and China is global, but the core of the rivalry is in the Indo-Pacific region. It is the most densely populated, economically dynamic and strategically important region in the world. It is here that the Chinese challenge to US power and the international system on which that power is based is most serious. It is here that a direct war between Washington and Beijing is most likely.

And it is here that the four key countries can determine the outcome of the Sino-American confrontation with their choice. And the United States is just looking for allies for the war with China. Bloomberg columnist Brooke Semple writes about this. Just two years ago, the suggestion that China might invade Taiwan or otherwise provoke a major regional conflict was still considered peripheral and surreal. Now, at least in Washington, this view is becoming generally accepted.

However, at the moment it seems that neither India nor Pakistan, or other potential military (and not just political, as now) the US allies will not dare to take such a step as a war against China for the interests of the distant US in the region where China itself borders on them. Nevertheless, Washington is actively preparing and using all the forces and tricks to bind the grand coalition against Beijing with a single intent and guarantee. The situation is changing so rapidly that it is possible to imagine some strange alliances and military blocs.
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  1. Mobius Offline Mobius
    Mobius 6 November 2022 10: 50
    At the moment, it seems that neither India, nor Pakistan, or other potential military (and not only political, as it is now) allies of the United States, will dare to take such a step as a war against China for the interests of the distant United States in the region where it borders with them China.

    It is very difficult to call India a "political ally of the United States" (why would that be?), rather, it is simply a geopolitical opponent of the PRC, but this will not allow the Americans to drag them into a hack with their neighbor.
    And Pakistan, as an ally of the United States, is generally - "Traditions of antiquity deep." Now, Islamabad is much closer to Beijing than Washington.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 6 November 2022 11: 45
    With such an attitude towards the allies ... Yes, they will look for a long time. But! On the other hand, all allies are in your pocket, just get them in time.
    Australia? So they didn’t wage a single war, except for the war with ostriches - and they lost that one!
  3. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 6 November 2022 12: 25
    They are looking for someone else to shake off the aircraft landing gear. At the heart of all this is robbery and the division of the loot. Maybe there will be someone. If they don't eat it, they'll at least have a bite, and China will have an extra headache. USA is already finally turning into a cancerous tumor, with metastases.
  4. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 6 November 2022 12: 25
    If there is a war between the US and China, then ...

    Not "if", but "when". The coexistence of the two genre systems of the economy is doubtful.
  5. shinobi Online shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 6 November 2022 13: 55
    Once again I am convinced that the United States is ruled by the mentally handicapped. From the late 70s to the mid-90s, they pumped up China with loans and raised the industry slowly setting Beijing against Moscow. Only in comparison with 2 thousand years of Chinese history, 200 years of US history is somehow not serious. a year-old child is trying to deceive his grandfather. So the Yankees failed to set China against Russia by deceit. They themselves raised a competitor for themselves, or rather helped to recover after European civilization and the Japanese invasion.