A parade float is seen in Dusseldorf, Germany. More countries will become theaters of conflict as the great powers increasingly compete. Conflict will deepen in some countries where it already exists. In both cases, instability will grow.
As the United States, China and Russia increasingly compete for strategic advantage, the number of countries in the gray zone between war and peace will grow. This will prompt arguments for hands-on engagement in stability operations, even as Washington draws back from such engagements....
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