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WPR's The New Rules: Hubris Drives Mistrust in U.S.-China Relations

Writing in Foreign Affairs this month, Henry Kissinger opined that, when it comes to the future of Sino-American relations, “conflict is a choice, not a necessity.” Those are some serious words from one of history’s all-time realists, but more important than his analysis is the fact that he even felt the need to issue that public statement regarding these two ultimately codependent superpowers. A trusted part-time adviser to President Barack Obama, Kissinger knows he has the president’s ear on China, the target of this administration’s recently announced strategic military “pivot” toward East Asia.

Read the entire column at World Politics Review.


Reader Comments (1)

"Remembering how tumultuously class-conscious that era was for our nation, you’d think America might evince more caution in its China rhetoric."

Self-awareness seems to be in short supply amongst political types. 'You'd' also think folks in Washington would have thought about how our own justice system works before shoving a centralized police force down Iraq and Afghanistan's respective throats. Or that folks in London would have contemplated their sometimes-stormy relationship with their own monarchy before appointing Hejazi puppet kings for the Fertile Crescent countries. Or . . .

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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