China’s dramatic recent rise to power raises a number of questions: Will it become an economic giant? Is it a status-quo power? Is it likely to invade Taiwan? The only thing we can know for sure is that the relationship between China and the United States will be one of the most important of the twenty-first century.
Michael Doran, a Council on Foreign Relations adjunct senior fellow in Middle East Studies, and Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, face off over what role— if any— United Nations weapons inspectors should play in postwar Iraq.
Gideon Rose discusses President Nixon and Henry Kissinger's attempt to extricate the United States from the Vietnam War even as the local combatants continued to struggle -- and says President Obama should try to do the same in Afghanistan.
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