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What Will it Take to Realize Biden’s Vision of an Alternative BRI?

Any effort to build an alternative to China's Belt & Road would rely heavily on the U.S. partners in the Quad. KIYOSHI OTA / POOL / AFP

U.S. President Joe Biden’s commitment to rolling out infrastructure domestically and internationally is setting up a fascinating race with China. 

After years of withdrawing from multilateral cooperation and refusing to engage with the realities of climate change, the current push raises the possibility of virtuous competition: global powers chasing each other to provide more climate solutions and technological development, all in a race to prove themselves the bigger friend to the Global South.

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