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For the U.S. and China, Thucydides’ trap is closing

Intertwined domestic crises are adding pressure for Trump and Xi to seek out confrontation BY KEVIN BROWN JUN 16, 2020 LONDON – Long before Donald Trump, with his “America first” foreign policy agenda, took office as U.S. president, relations between Washington and Beijing were in a state of gradual decline. These developments have their roots