• I've worked for four presidents, and I've concluded that almost nothing is inevitable. History is to a significant extent the result of the interaction of personalities and ideas. And so I don't believe war between the U.S. and China is in any way inevitable, and it's well within the province of diplomacy and statecraft to avoid it.

    "Trump's No Isolationist. Is That a Good Thing?". Interview With Tobin Harshaw, January 13, 2018.
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