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America’s Future Relations With Russia and China

December 17, 2016 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: ChinaRussiaAsiaGraham AllisonMilitary

America’s Future Relations With Russia and China

Are hawks prepared to level with Americans about the potential costs of our commitments?

In short, the panel agreed that Trump could and should press China, but to be careful about the long game and what the purpose of aggravating the Chinese was. Trump needs to think about the overall deal and the sum of the parts in Asia, not just the success of individual deals with nations.

Blake Franko is an assistant editor at the National Interest. 

Image: A U.S. Army soldier during partnered live fire range training at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan. Flickr/U.S. Army