On November 16th 2023, Jean-Baptiste Monnier was invited by François Picard at France24 to share an in-depth analysis on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Fransisco.
Amid fears that at any moment, superpowers could find themselves dragged into major wars in Ukraine and now the Middle East with Cold War-like standoffs in the Pacific over Taiwan and the South China Sea, the US and Chinese leaders met for the first time in over a year.
However, are fears allayed among Asia-Pacific leaders by what they have heard from Biden and Xi Jinping, ideological rivals but also trade partners who lead the world’s two most powerful economies? Why the persistent volatility? Why do global tensions seem like they have reached the apex in recent memory?
Find the full discussion at the following link: Bare minimum? Biden meets Xi in bid to reassure world leaders