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Biden Team Sees China Tilt Aided as Putin Falters in Ukraine

  • ‘Pivot’ to Asia has been a key US goal since the Obama era
  • Russian military losses, sanctions seen leaving lasting damage
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Putin Shows No Signs of Escalating War With Ukraine: UCL
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As Europe’s largest conflict since World War II rages in Ukraine, top Biden administration aides are increasingly convinced it could provide the US with an unexpected advantage -- against China.

US officials see the conflict’s toll and the slew of sanctions placed on Moscow as leaving Russia hobbled for years to come. Combined with bolstered European defense spending, that means the US may have a freer hand to accelerate its long-term shift toward China, viewed as America’s biggest future challenge, according to several officials interviewed by Bloomberg News.