An interview with John Sitilides, geopolitical strategist at Trilogy Advisors, that takes place at the height of a 5G deployment war between China and the United States. Huawei, the world’s largest telecom company, has now more than 60 commercial 5G contracts outside China, and is poised to get many more. Despite the ongoing U.S. effort to lobby its allies not to do business with Huawei, many countries have since deepened their relationship with the Chinese telecom giant. Last month, Germany announced that it won’t exclude any supplier from participating in Huawei’s 5G rollout. Thailand and the Philippines have shrugged off the cybersecurity warnings and decided to go with Huawei. Many more countries including the United Kingdom have not yet made a final decision.