Geo-politics is changing and new alignments risk the historic dominance of the Anglosphere. That could leave America alone in future conflicts.
There was a significant shift in international relations this week as French President Emmanuel Macron met President Xi of China.
Macron has a raft of domestic issues to deal with but still went to China to meet with the Dictator of the world's most populous nation.
Macron can clearly sense a profound geo-political realignment underway and doesn't want to be left behind.
He said as much after the meeting, sparking outrage among the political class for suggesting Europe should reduce its dependency on the United States and avoid getting involved in any conflict between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan.
I also detect it was also a subtle signal that French support for the war in Ukraine is waning fast.
Here's part of what he said: