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The U.S. Has Got to Find a Better Way to Talk About China

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2022. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Apparently, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan seems to think the best way to counter China’s surging influence in the Middle East is to propose building a massive railway that will connect the Indian sub-continent to the Middle East via Persian Gulf states.

Railways? Really. Railways?

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