Category: Morning Thread

Commentary: The Desperate Need For A New US-China Foreign Policy

Imagine the Cuban Missile Crisis but with a few wrinkles thrown in. Let’s assume that even as the Russians were moving nuclear missiles to Cuba, we were completely economically in bed with Moscow. Consider what the impact would have been if we had been reliant on Russia for pharmaceuticals, clothing, and electronics. Think how it would have weighed on President Kennedy’s mind if he knew that Khrushchev could cut off at will the flow of critical products and raw materials and plunge the United States and the world into an economic depression. Perhaps things would have played out a little differently…