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China, Russia a threat to US

world Updated: Sep 17, 2009 01:27 IST

Besides violent extremist groups like Al Qaeda, America’s top intelligence agency identified North Korea, Iran, China and Russia as countries which have the ability to challenge US interests in traditional and emerging ways.

The 2009 National Intelligence Strategy said that although China shares many interests with the US, its increasing natural resource-focused diplomacy and military modernisation are among the factors making it a complex global challenge.