Imperialism today: The US, China and the prospect of war

2:30pm Saturday 3 September

About this session

We are now entering a new Cold War between the US and China. The largest capitalist powers in the world – the US and China – are increasingly at odds. Veiled threats over Taiwan, boycotts of the Olympics, and military buildup make the possibility of military conflict between these superpowers increasingly possible. In the US Biden has built on Trump’s hostility to ratchet up tensions with America’s ‘strategic competitor’. Australian politicians are building nuclear-powered subs and openly talking about the prospects of war. Is conflict with China likely? How should the left respond to these increasing tensions? This session will put forward a Marxist analysis of the competition between these countries and argue for an

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