Illustration: Stephen Case
Illustration: Stephen Case
Cui Lei
Opinion

Opinion

Cui Lei

Why the risk of a US-China hot war is small despite heated talk

  • Bilateral ties are closer than the US and Soviet relations were during the Cold War, the ideological confrontation less intense, and decoupling, while painful, buys a modicum of peace and security
  • Also, both sides have many tools and options other than war to achieve their aims

Illustration: Stephen Case
Illustration: Stephen Case
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