On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray (pictured) told the Hudson Institute that China is the “greatest long-term threat” to US security.

I spoke with Austria’s Radio FM4 about Wray’s assertion, looking at US-China political, military, and tensions; the bureaucratic politics behind the statement; and the catalysts of Hong Kong and Donald Trump.

Listen at 13:19

Whether or not this was foremost in Wray’s mind, invoking China as the long-term threat gives him a short-term, better footing in the Trump Administration….

The risk here is that with both sides playing politics, they not only fail to cooperate over Coronavirus but make the virus a pawn in a damaging rivalry.

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