Time Running Out to Stop China’s New cold-war Aggressions

By Joseph Bosco World, we have a problem. Though governments and populations would prefer to deny it, the reality is that we have entered a new cold war, and it threatens to end more violently than the last one. Expressed more accurately, the United States and other countries in the West no longer can avoid …

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Year of Decision for Trump and Xi on Taiwan

By Joseph Bosco Of the many foreign policy challenges confronting President Trump in 2019, ensuring the democratic security of Taiwan may prove as daunting, and as dangerous, as resolving the North Korea nuclear crisis. That is because by the end of 2018, America’s commitment to Taiwan was put under a partial cloud after a series of calculated …

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No ‘Middle Way’ in US-China Struggle — China Must Change

By Joseph Bosco Now that China and the United States are embroiled a trade war, can they avoid a real war? That is the question that arises from recent headlinesabout tensions between the two. The answer is yes. Each has the capacity to head off the escalating crisis and prevent armed conflict. All it would take …

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In the New China-US Cold War, Will Xi or Trump Blink First?

By Joseph Bosco When Vice President Mike Pence addressed the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, he criticized China for its myriad violations of international norms. America and the world have lost patience, he warned: “Things must change.” He spoke these words 51 years after Richard Nixon issued the first urgent “China must change” message. In a Foreign Affairs article previewing the course …

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Trump’s Tough-love Policy for China

By Joseph Bosco President Donald Trump is doing a huge favor for Chinese leader Xi Jinping — and he should keep doing it. His administration’s increasingly hard-nosed policies can steer China away from a course that is leading inevitably to outright conflict with the West. Avoiding a U.S.-China war would be a genuine win-win outcome, not another of the rhetorical …

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Scrap the Third Communique With China, Keep the Six Assurances to Taiwan

By Joseph Bosco President Donald Trump has not hesitated to tear up international commitments made by his predecessors if he determines they are not in America’s national interest. That was the fate of the Paris Climate Accord, the Global Migration Accord, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S.-Korea trade agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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A Mini-Marshall Plan to Retain Allies

By Joseph Bosco Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, Eswatini, Tuvalu. Those are the names of 16 governments that rarely make the international news unless they suffer some natural disaster — or, in the case …

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Kissinger’s Historic China Policy: A Retrospective

By Joseph Bosco Henry Kissinger continues to amaze. Now 95, the former secretary of State under President Richard Nixon was recently interviewed for the 50th anniversary of the Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kissinger’s remarks show why he is justly considered one of the foremost strategic thinkers of our time, as awe-inspiring for their erudition as his …

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Win the Trade War with China to Deter a Real War

By Joseph Bosco President Trump just took the latest escalatory move in a trade war the United States and China are vigorously waging as either a proxy for a shooting war, or a run-up to one. The outcome of the trade confrontation, and the lessons it teaches, will greatly influence the likelihood of actual conflict in the future. …

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The ‘Taiwan Card’ and its Role in US-China Relations

By Joseph Bosco  When two U.S. Navy destroyers passed through the international waters of the Taiwan Strait in early July, the head of China’s Taiwan affairs office accused Washington of “playing the Taiwan card.” At the end of August, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen made “stopover” visits to Los Angeles and Houston on her way to …

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