United States President Joe Biden and China's President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian island of Bali on November 14, 2022. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)t
Mike Watson is the associate director of Hudson Institute’s Center for the Future of Liberal Society. He holds a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA in security policy studies from George Washington University. His written work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Tablet, National Interest, National Review, The Hill, American Purpose, Providence, and National Affairs. His research focuses on America’s competitive advantages against foreign adversaries and the historical roots of American foreign policy and strategic thought.
President Harry S. Truman at his desk at the White House signing a proclamation declaring a national emergency on December 16, 1950. (National Archives and Records Administration via Wikimedia Commons)