BY CLAUDE BELFIELD On Monday, four of my AEI colleagues analyzed the calculated misinformation campaign by China’s Communist Party leaders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which began infecting humans sometime in late 2019. My own observations here are meant to complement the in-depth insights of my colleagues. Let’s start with an acknowledgement for those of us who hold that the US case against Beijing’s COVID-19 duplicity is … Continue reading The US response to China’s disinformation on COVID-19
BY HAL BRANDS America seems to be on the verge of declaring cold war on China, while simultaneously weakening its own ability to wage such a conflict. Across the ideological spectrum, US hostility to China has surged just as financial fallout of the pandemic threatens to harm the US defense budget for years to come. The US may thus be entering a period like the beginning of the … Continue reading Can a broke America fight a cold war with China?