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Beware trade wars becoming cold wars

Not a day passes now in Washington without officials, lawmakers and pundits warning that America we need to prepare for the coming global confrontation with China

Chinese global business competitors like Huawei are now described as outlets of Beijing and a national security threat. The FBI and the CIA have joined the "let's-get-China" chorus, warning of a rise in Chinese espionage in the US.

WHEN discussing the history of the Cold War with students during a class on American diplomacy, I always stress that unlike the other two World Wars of the 20th century, we cannot pinpoint a date on which the geo-strategic confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union started - or...

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