I've been shrugging it off for decades. OTGH, this better be nonsense.
Frankly, I don't want to be here when a former naval power clashes with the Asian land power. I was never all that worried about the Russians. For all that they're 100% not like us in any way shape or form, they wouldn't and we wouldn't. I'm not so sanguine about the Chinese leaders. They kill millions without blinking and I don't think they'd hesitate to pull the nukes out of the closet. They won't even think twice.
Yeah yeah I was rereading Thucydides and Clausewitz and the hidden history of the world. Whatever war you want to name, viewed in retrospect, one could easily see as step by step, inch by inch they met on the battlefield neither side saw coming. Every single war.
On second thought, don't study history. Nobody ever learned anything from it.