Ukrainian soldiers walk along a line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on December 7. America’s increased focus on competition with China could create an opening for Russia to exploit in its dispute with Ukraine. Photo: AP
Ukrainian soldiers walk along a line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on December 7. America’s increased focus on competition with China could create an opening for Russia to exploit in its dispute with Ukraine. Photo: AP
Minxin Pei
Opinion

Opinion

Minxin Pei

How the US-China cold war could lead to more conflict, but also more peace

  • Competition with China will demand greater strategic discipline from the US, creating openings for the likes of Russia and Iran to exploit
  • At the same time, shifting US priorities could also force some nations to start fending for themselves, as seen in Israel’s improved relations with some Gulf states

Ukrainian soldiers walk along a line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on December 7. America’s increased focus on competition with China could create an opening for Russia to exploit in its dispute with Ukraine. Photo: AP
Ukrainian soldiers walk along a line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on December 7. America’s increased focus on competition with China could create an opening for Russia to exploit in its dispute with Ukraine. Photo: AP
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