Trade Policy.docxBy Alfonso Llanes
ABSTRACTIn “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu states that “Every battle is won or lost before it’s ever fought”. Détente was used during the cold war for easing strained relations, especially, in using the threat of a preempt attack. Today, a battle space has many dimensions which now include cyberspace. The defensive plan may not survive first contact with an adversary, but the general staff will quickly formulates a new plan and adapt making the evolving plan a part of the plan as the pieces move before the actual battle begins. In this scenario, it would be foolish to predict the outcome of a battle where the enemy is fully committed to fight back in any way they can and with whatever resources they muster together. China today is not an underdog to be bullied.