August 25, 2021

America is reliable, Harris tells allies eyeing Afghan chaos

Featuring Jacob Stokes

Source: Washington Examiner

Journalist Katherine Doyle

Vice President Kamala Harris sought to portray Washington as a reliable counterweight to China as the administration faces questions over its commitment to long-term partners amid its chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal.

“We know that Beijing continues to coerce, to intimidate, and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea,” Harris said during her trip to Asia this week. She said China’s “unlawful” claims “continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations.”

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Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Fellow in the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy...