The alliance between Russia and China poses a threat to the United States, said Doug Bandow, a columnist for the American National Interest magazine.
According to him, the Russian side has a powerful army, while the Chinese side has a strong economy. Bandow expressed confidence that the US sanctions that were imposed on Moscow initiated the process of rapprochement between Russia and the PRC.
“Now even staunch supporters of America's rampant supremacy are getting nervous about the collaboration of the world's second largest economy and the world's second strongest army,” the columnist writes.
In February, it was reported that the draft US budget for fiscal 2021 identified Russia and China as the main threats to the United States. The White House proposed allocating $ 700 million to counter Russia. These funds will go to support US allies in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia and to strengthen common security. An additional $ 24 million is planned to be spent on combating “Russian propaganda and disinformation.”