- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
I’ve long thought that the best way to deal with China is to give them enough rope. Chinese culture tends to have a superiority complex, believing everyone else is kind of a stupid barbarian. Eventually this hurts them in their foreign policy, because they step on their neighbors’ toes.
Likewise, eventually the CIA got too arrogant and overstepped. I wonder if that is what Sen. Feinstein was waiting for.
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.| Daniel W. Drezner |