By Douglas E. Schoen, Melik Kaylan

The usa is a kingdom in challenge. whereas Washington’s skill to handle our such a lot urgent demanding situations has been rendered approximately impotent via ongoing partisan battle, we are facing an array of foreign-policy crises for which we look more and more unprepared. between those, none is extra ambitious than the unparalleled partnership constructing among Russia and China, suspicious acquaintances for hundreds of years and fellow Communist antagonists throughout the chilly battle. the 2 longtime foes have drawn more and more shut jointly due to a confluence of geostrategic, political, and financial interests—all of that have a standard subject of diminishing, subverting, or displacing American energy. whereas America’s impression around the globe recedes—in its army and diplomatic energy, in its political leverage, in its financial may, and, probably such a lot dangerously, within the strength and attraction of its ideas—Russia and China have obvious their effect raise. From their aid for rogue regimes similar to these in Iran, North Korea, and Syria to their army and nuclear buildups to their competitive use of cyber conflict and intelligence robbery, Moscow and Beijing are enjoying the sport for retains. in the meantime the USA, pledged to “leading from behind,” not does a lot best in any respect. In Return to Winter, Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan systematically chronicle the becoming hazard from the Russian-Chinese Axis, and so they argue that just a rebirth of yank international management can counter the corrosive influence of this antidemocratic alliance, which could quickly threaten the peace and protection of the world.

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