Month: February 2023

Cold War Lessons

In thinking and writing about a new cold war between the US and China, I have long been struck by the inclination of many serious observers to remain in denial over the possibility of such an occurrence. President Joe Biden, in a press conference after his November 14...

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Xi’s Ideological Conflict

Xi Jinping threw down the ideological gauntlet in a major speech on February 7 to senior Party leaders. The essence of his remarks focused on the ideological underpinnings of modernization. The extraordinary success of modernization with Chinese characteristics, he...

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Cold War 2.0 – Special Update

Unexpected events have an uncanny knack of creeping into long-term stories.  Such is the case with the sudden cancellation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s long planned and eagerly awaited trip to Beijing during February 5-6. My new book, Accidental Conflict,...

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False Narratives and Conflict

The false narrative is central to my saga of escalating conflict between the United States and China. My new book, Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives, argues that both nations are prone to project into the future unrealistic threats...

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