China is spreading its influence in South America and Africa, while building islands in the South China Sea as bases to extend its claims over ocean waters.
One constant theme in Rachman’s book is how many countries are hedging their bets to accommodate new global realities. Australia and Singapore, but also Germany and Britain. Whether the USA will accept the advent of Chinese primacy is another matter. Rachman, in this cogent and wise book, sees it more as a hope than a likely reality.