NEWSWATCH: “In Syria and Beyond, a Dangerous New Era Dawns; The U.S. simultaneously confronts an aggrieved Russia and an aggressive rising power in China, a situation that calls for dexterous diplomacy” – Wall Street Journal/Gerald F. Seib

File Photo of F-22 Fighter and Ground Crew

“… John Sawers, a career British diplomat and former head of the MI6 intelligence service, delivered a sober warning: For the first time in living memory, there is a realistic prospect of a superpower conflict. … The U.S., a mature power, simultaneously confronts an aggrieved and newly assertive Russia as well as an aggressive rising power in China. … the backdrop for not only the standoff in Syria but also rising trade tensions with China. … a more dangerous brew than is commonly realized. … the U.S. and China need to find a new system to contain growing trade tensions. * * * … Putin seems eager to both demonstrate Russian power and settle old scores. Put it all together, and the risks of great-power conflict ‘are now non-negligible’ … Sawers said ….”

Click here for: “In Syria and Beyond, a Dangerous New Era Dawns; The U.S. simultaneously confronts an aggrieved Russia and an aggressive rising power in China, a situation that calls for dexterous diplomacy” – Wall Street Journal/Gerald F. Seib

[featured image is file photo, not directly related to article subject matter]