President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in the Treaty Room in the Residence of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
Biden is on the verge of making the same dangerous mistakes as the presidents before him

Frank Giustra, International Crisis Group co-chair and Quincy Institute donor, co-authored this piece.

If the escalating tensions between the United States and China aren’t causing you concern yet, you’ve not been paying attention.

Any conflict between the two superpowers would result in unimaginable devastation — if not physical, at least economic. And don’t forget: both China and the United States possess nuclear arsenals.

There’s a lot going on right now in our Covid-besieged world. But war remains an omnipresent danger. Antagonism between the United States and China is only one source of concern. The broken relationship between the US and Iran is another.

A year ago our two countries came dangerously close to full-scale war. After Tehran-backed forces launched several missiles at a military base in Iraq housing US troops, Washington retaliated by assassinating Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani near the Baghdad airport. Iran responded by firing missiles at Iraqi air bases housing US forces.

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