Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The avoidable war with China

None of this is to argue that the United States or its allies should cede the far Western Pacific to China, to give it a sphere of influence in these areas. However, there are ways to manage this competition between these two great powers. To return to Hugh White's article, he doubts whether "the costs and risks" of war are "justified to defend every element of the so-called 'rules based global order,'" and he argues that the West might have to "accept some changes in the regional order" in order to accommodate China, as an alternative to war.

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