Four-nation alliance may become alternative to China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

The United States, Australia, Japan and China may form an economic-and-security alliance to counter China’s “Belt and Road Initiative,” a multi-billion-dollar plan that realized Beijing’s vision of globalization in which China is the economic center of gravity, not the U.S. or the West. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is likely to discuss the plan with [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.