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Weighing the likelihood of a US-China war

Two nationalist leaders in Washington and Beijing raise the risks - unless they cut a deal

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For more than 20 years, American policymakers believed that engaging with a growing China was in the US' interest and would commit China to a peaceful rise. But things have now changed and the pro-containment camp now has the upper hand.

AGAINST the backdrop of growing tensions between Washington and Tokyo, renowned American futurologist George Friedman and Meredith Lebard argued in a book they co-authored in 1991, The Coming War with Japan, that the post-Cold War international system would be dominated by a global geo-economic...

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