Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Nicholas Ross Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Ross Smith

US and China at war? Why Thucydides Trap or Cold War analogies are deeply unhelpful

  • The emergence of new technologies, including in nuclear weaponry, and cyberspace has changed international relations and rendered the analogies meaningless
  • Instead, treating the Sino-American relationship as a complex but unique relationship would enable a more positive focus and downsize the negativity dominating discourse

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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