Will the pandemic polarize Asia?

America could benefit from a loss of trust in China, writes Amitav Acharya

The World Today Published 5 February 2021 Updated 4 February 2021 3 minute READ

Amitav Acharya

Distinguished Professor, American University, Washington, DC

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, some analysts have speculated that it could usher in a Chinese version of the Monroe Doctrine under which Beijing would develop a regional sphere of influence, just as the United States did in its own hemisphere. 

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