The meeting between President Putin and President Bush in Texas demonstrates that relations between those two great powers are on a new track. But the issue of NATO expansion still needs to be addressed.
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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may have widened the divide between the United States and China even further. But the Sino-American rivalry has been building for years, if not decades, alongside each power's evolving role in the international system.
reviews five recent books on the recent history, and worrisome future, of the Sino-American relationship.
A toxic mix of mutual distrust and rising nationalism – with Taiwan the immediate flash point – has brought Sino-American relations to their lowest point in decades. While neither China nor the United States appears to want a military conflict, we asked PS commentators whether the two powers might nonetheless stumble into one.
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