On February 22, Fareed Zakaria cited Manning’s article about the ability of the United States to negotiate with China on his CNN show.

In his Foreign Policy article, Manning wrote, “Henry Kissinger said recently of the U.S.-China relationship: ‘Our leaders and their leaders have to discuss the limits beyond which they will not push threats … You can say this is totally impossible. And if it’s totally impossible, we will slide into a situation similar to World War I.’ This time, with nukes and AI.

“The United States has yet to define the terms, the limits, and redlines of what “strategic competitor” means. I suspect the Biden administration will seek to shape a framework for competitive coexistence. That will require determining what we consider China’s legitimate interests to be—and the price we’re willing to pay to oppose the illegitimate ones.”

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