HONG KONG – In recent years, fears of a new cold war between the United States and China have been proliferating. But the tensions between the two powers would be better described as a “cool war,” characterized not by old-fashioned spheres of interest, proxy wars, and the threat of “mutually assured destruction,” but by an unprecedented combination of wide-ranging competition and deep interconnection.

Coming nuclear crises

November 25, 2019 08:24 am

NEW YORK – Until just a few years ago, it looked as if the problem posed by nuclear weapons had been successfully managed, if not solved. American and Russian nuclear stockpiles had been reduced substantially from their Cold War highs, and arms-control agreements were in place that limited both intermediate- and long-range systems. But all of this now could come undone.

BEIJING, June 14: Beijing has found its villain in its multi-fronted conflict with the United States: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Looking back at 100

May 28, 2019 00:30 am

The last two decades have made clear that no post-Cold War US foreign policy consensus exists

Global consequences

May 27, 2019 00:30 am

The global consequences of a Sino-American cold war would be even more severe than those of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union

Conflict in age of extremes

December 3, 2018 00:30 am

World’s major powers have largely resumed their Cold War postures preparing themselves for open conflict