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U.S. and allies maintain unity against Russia. Can they do the same with China?

By Charles Hutzler and Daniel Michaels

14 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. The U.S. and its allies are confronting the combined challenge of Russia and China, with recent diplomatic efforts highlighting both the strength and limitations of their unity.

The U.S. and allies across Europe and the Asia-Pacific are holding together in confronting what they see as an increasingly entwined challenge from Russia and China, with a bout of diplomacy this past week showing the resilience as well as the limits of allied unity.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Lithuania offered up new support for Ukraine, maintaining alliance cohesion though stopping short of granting Kyiv a clear path to membership while the country remains under assault from Russia. At the same gathering, the group for the first time called out Beijing for working with Moscow and their “mutually reinforcing attempts to undercut the rules-based international order.”

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