On February 18, Robert Manning was quoted in an op-ed by Fareed Zakaria on how the policies of the Biden administration are pushing Russia and China closer together.

“China is different. It is a rising world power that seeks greater influence as it gains economic strength. It has been aggressive in its policies towards some nations, but as a big economic actor, it can credibly claim to want stability in the world. As Robert Manning noted in Foreign Policy in 2020, ‘Beijing is not trying to replace the IMF, World Bank, WTO, and other U.N. institutions, it is trying to play a more dominant role in them.'”

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