While 2020 looks like it could be the year of an Iranian/American conflict, the entire century will be more defined by the China v America drive for global leadership. And no one writes about that clash better than the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos: The Future of America’s Contest with China. “To a degree still difficult for outsiders to absorb, China is preparing to shape the twenty-first century, much as the U.S. shaped the twentieth. Its government is deciding which features of the global status quo to preserve and which to reject, not only in business, culture, and politics but also in such basic values as human rights, free speech, and privacy. In the lead-up to the anniversary, the government demonstrated its capacity for social surveillance.”