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Why global warming needs national solutions

Climate change is global, but we need to get real— and grasp that the most practical way to save the world will often be one country at a time

By Anatol Lieven   May 2020

It wasn’t really much of an epiphany. I was reading yet another think tank report about the threat posed by China’s fortification of sandbanks in the South China Sea—a move to expand Beijing’s military reach far beyond its home waters, which has provided much of the basis for suggestions of a “New Cold War” between China and the US, and inspired massive redeployment of US warships and aircraft to East Asia. Suddenly, my mind just brought together the word “sandbank” with…

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