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
Cui Lei has been an associate research fellow with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) since 2005. His study focuses on US foreign policy and China-US relations. He has published dozens of academic articles and op-eds on international affairs, in addition to authoring a book on US nuclear strategies during the cold war.