Having stood as the world’s lone superpower since the end of the Cold War, the United States now faces unprecedented challenges to its global influence, the intelligence community concluded in the annual threat assessment made public this week.
Those threats include, above all, an ascendant China, but also a belligerent Russia whose invasion of Ukraine could be part of a broader regional plan. Then there are the worldwide consequences of climate change and technological advancements in artificial intelligence, which will require cooperation on an unprecedented scale.
As the war in eastern Ukraine continues into its second year and Xi Jinping solidifies power in his third term as China’s leader, the United States “will confront a complex and pivotal international security environment,” the assessment concludes.
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