Beijing’s version of restraint would necessarily differ from Washington’s in at least one important way.
Inflicting a comprehensive and humiliating defeat on Russia would likely set the stage for further discord, conflict and war on Europe’s eastern marches.
If Washington plays its cards just right, the war will produce stable balances of power in at least two of regions of crucial importance to Washington.
Let’s be clear: Once this needlessly inevitable war with Ukraine starts, it will ultimately redound to Russia’s great strategic disadvantage.
In order to deter Moscow, the U.S. must have the military capability to defeat Russia swiftly and decisively and the political resolve to do so.
Last weekend, China’s air force set new records for intrusions into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Almost …