Are China and America on a Collision Course?
Peter Trubowitz ; Yan Xuetong, The Christian Science Monitor
Probably not. The greater threat is that President Obama and President Hu, preoccupied with domestic matters, will fail to muster the political will needed to find collective solutions to the international problems their nations share in common.
"Korea War games sign of growing tensions," warns a recent report by the BBC News. Dozens of similar international headlines warn of intensifying Sino-American strategic rivalry and even cold war.
Yet this prognosis is way off the mark. It confuses tactical maneuvering for grand strategy. Today's global economy is pushing both of these great powers toward strategies of retrenchment and buck-passing, not expansionism and …
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Publication information: Article title: Are China and America on a Collision Course?. Contributors: Peter Trubowitz ; Yan Xuetong - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 5, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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