The article talks about the history of the U.S.-China relationship and how China has been using U.S.’s trust for its own development. With the ongoing trade tussle between U.S. and China the article has highlighted the fact that the world order will be different after the COVID-19 pandemic. With many estimating the start of a new cold war it will be also a testing time for India’s capacity to maintain strategic and decisional autonomy.
Amid the pandemic, US has deployed Patriot air missiles in Iraq. This would further ratchet up the tensions in West Asia. The news is important for both prelims and mains. Click to read the article