The Biden administration finally released its long-anticipated National Security Strategy, laying out America’s biggest threats, both foreign and domestic.
The No. 1 external enemy is not Russia but rather China. It also emphasizes the homegrown threat of Americans willing to engage in political violence if their candidate loses at the ballot box.
On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to journalist David Sanger, who covers national security for the New York Times.
His take on China? Taiwan’s status as a semiconductor superpower may be staving off a Chinese invasion.
On Russia, Sanger believes that Ukraine and the world face the paradox that the better Ukraine gets at resisting Russia, the more likely Vladimir Putin might launch a tactical nuke. And if he does, he might just get away with it.
Meanwhile, America should not lose sight of the “insider threat” to its democracy, particularly with midterms just days away.
Watch the full episode here.