The United States “will confront a complex and pivotal international security environment,” the assessment concluded. While the assessment calls China and Russia the biggest geopolitical threats the United States will have to manage in 2023, they are far from the only ones. Having stood as the world’s lone superpower since the end of the Cold War, the United States now faces unprecedented challenges to its global influence, the intelligence community concluded in the annual threat assessment made public this week. Climate change is putting an ever-growing number of people “under threat from extreme weather, food insecurity, and humanitarian disasters, fueling migration flows and increasing the risks of future pandemics as pathogens exploit the changing environment,” according to the assessment.
By Alexander Nazaryan. Yahoo News. March 9, 2023.
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