With handbags and military hardware, the Old World is trying to forge a new friendship
Cover Credit: PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION FOR TIME BY DENNIS WONG AND CECELIA WONG. MONALISA: GIANNI DAGLI ORTIŚCORBIS; HAT: MORTON BEEBEŚCORBIS; SUIT: PALU CHELSEYŚSTONE/GETTY IMAGES; GREAT WALL: LARRY LEE PHOTOGRAPHYŚCORBIS