Why it matters: China is becoming the most formidable rival America has faced, and the risk of confrontation with Russia, North Korea or Iran still looms. Authoritarians are rising, the chaotic Afghanistan exit revealed the limits of U.S. power, and the pandemic, climate change and other critical challenges continue to pose grave threats.

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Barak Ravid
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Scoop: CIA director visiting Israel, West Bank as concern over violence intensifies

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China's first African debt rodeo is playing out in Zambia

Photo illustration of people in Lusaka, Zambia, with a Zambian currency and elements of the National Flag of the People's Republic of China