U.S. Navy Capt. Ian Branum, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa chief of staff shakes hands with Rear Admiral Guan Bolin, mission commander of China’s hospital ship, Ark Peace, in the Port of Djibouti, August 28, 2017. Medical personnel from Camp Lemonnier visited the Ark Peace and received a tour from Chinese medical personnel to highlight the ship’s capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
History tells us that the US and China aren’t destined for a cold war

While hawks in Washington are clamoring for confrontation with Beijing, the geopolitical factors that have shepherded grand rivalries in the past just aren’t there today with the US and China.

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