The US has started a new cold war with China and is looking for a new вЂњsuperweaponвЂќ to win. This is written by journalist Bret Stevens in an article for The New York Times.
The author writes that during the first Cold War, the United States had a вЂњsecret weaponвЂќ that worked against the socialist bloc-communism. Because of this вЂњinvisible assistantвЂќ, the USSR could not win. According to him, the inhabitants of the USSR criticized their state, which was the key to Washington's victory.
Stevens emphasizes that at moment the cold war is between the United States and China. Because of this, according to Stevens, Washington needs a new вЂњsuperweaponвЂќ, which is not yet available. The journalist claims that the threat to the United States is posed by Beijing's deals with Tehran on weapons and intelligence sharing.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the restrictions of the United States and the European Union countries applied to Russia and China on world markets contradict the norms of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The diplomat also called the methods used against the Russian Federation and China unfair.