No Cold War With China, Please

Thucydides had it right 2,500 years ago, when he said that rising powers challenge the established international order. Back then, he was talking about Athens and Sparta. Today, it would be China and the U.S. Brilliant on the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides failed to ask what Sparta could have done to peacefully integrate a rising Athens into the Mediterranean "world" system of that era. That is the question America must now ask itself of China. Is it friend or foe?

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