BARNETT vs. KAPLAN III: TURNING A GLITTERING EYE TOWARD CHINADave Schuler
of the Glittering Eye
who, like Curzon
of Coming Anarchy
, speaks Chinese, has weighed in on the call by Robert D. Kaplan
for a second Cold War against China. Dave offers some sage advice to the Sinophobes:"I'm stealing my own thunder but the points I'm trying to make in my as-yet-unfinished “China's time bombs” series are that 1. China has problems of its own.
2. China is focused on China in a way that Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States have never been.
3. We should be encouraging China to solve its problems rather than worrying about what China's plans for us might be."
Well said. Read the whole thing.