Throughout their history, the games have been the site of not only athletic competition but also intense political battles. Given China’s appalling record of human-rights-abuses, the question arises, what an effective Olympic boycott would look like.
As Russia is massing forces for a possible invasion of Ukraine, China is readying itself for a future ‘reunification’ with Taiwan. Is the US facing a two-front war?
The recent protests in Kazakhstan have brought the country back into the focus of Western media audiences. But for a decade now, China and America have been competing for political influence, resources and markets in one of the world’s most important regions.