In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.
The preeminent geostrategic challenge of this era is not violent Islamic extremists or a resurgent Russia. It is the impact of China’s ascendance.
ROBERT STEELE: This essay is epic — a joy to read, and to affirm that we still have intelligence with integrity in some corners of the Empire. The measured tone, biting humor (“dare we wish that China were more like us?”) and foundation on facts — evidence-based reasoning, is more often than not lacking across government, commercial, academic, and media. Kudos to The Atlantic for this historic piece.