Why the U.S.-China ‘Cold War’ Framing Is So Dangerous

A Cold War crouch is inimical to a free, open, and flourishing society.

Images of a Chinese frigate and a U.S. Navy combat ship are displayed during a hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party on Feb. 28 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. That the United States is facing a new Cold War with China seems more a matter of “when” than “if.”

Reid Smith is vice president of foreign policy at Stand Together. Twitter: @reidtsmith

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