Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 6, 2019

The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang

Hugh White, SCMP: Can the US win the new cold war with China? Not without risking a nuclear war

* America is using flimsy means to confront the strongest adversary it has ever faced, and needs to ask itself if it is willing to fight a hot war to maintain its position in Asia

Declaring a new cold war

against China is easy, but working out how to fight it and win it is much harder. While almost everyone in Washington these days seems to agree that resisting China’s seemingly insatiable ambition is now America’s highest strategic priority, the nature and scale of the task is still enveloped in uncertainty.

No one seems too worried about this, however, because they assume that a new cold war with China is going to be easy to win.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 6, 2019

US, China can cooperate for a better world -- Sun Xi, Asia Times

The Problem With Xi’s China Model: Why Its Successes Are Becoming Liabilities -- Elizabeth C. Economy, Foreign Affairs

China’s GDP high-wire act heats up -- William Pesek, Asia Times

Why Australia is prepared to ban Huawei from its 5G network while the UK and Germany aren't -- Christina Zhou and Jason Fang, ABC News Online

India and Pakistan on the Brink: A Nuclear Nightmare in Southeast Asia -- Geoff Wilson and Will Saetren, National Interest

Afghanistan’s Next Chapter -- Dhruva Jaishankar, Project Syndicate

America's New 'Plan' for Afghanistan -- Caroline Caywood, National Interest

Algerians have learned the lessons of the Arab Spring -- Youcef Bouandel, Al Jazeera

US shifts weapons from Iraq to Syria -- Jack Detsch, Al-Monitor

What it's like to experience a sarin gas attack in Syria -- Patrick Wood, ABC News Online

The freedom of expression is under threat in Iraq, again -- Ines Osman, Al Jazeera

Is the US keeping pace in Africa? -- Witney Schneidman, Brookings

Gas scarcity could turn Venezuela’s crisis to catastrophe -- Scott Smith and Sheyla Urdaneta, AP

Macron’s overblown vision for Europe shows how much it needs Britain -- Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

Chinese-Russian Cooperation Should Not Sidetrack Trump -- Elliot Silverberg, RCD

A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter? -- Josh Boak, AP

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