On March 28, Mathew Burrows and Robert Manning published an article in Foreign Policy making the case that the United States cannot afford to have a double Cold War with China and Russia.

“Fighting a two-front new cold war would mean far higher military expenditures, great uncertainty weighing down the global economy, and a diversion from the Biden administration’s foundational goal of rebuilding the United States,” they wrote. “Successfully negotiating a lasting agreement on Ukraine that then moves into far-ranging, likely protracted, negotiations on conventional arms reduction talks with both Moscow and eventually Beijing is highly desirable.”

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