Editor’s Note: This is pure speculation on my part, but I’m convinced that the neocon holdovers in the Biden administration are the driving force behind neocon Joe Biden’s foreign policy. Further, I believe that those same impetuous warriors want to use Taiwan as a proxy for a war with China, in the same manner that they are using Ukraine to fight a proxy war with Russia. If true, this is reckless and frightening. The following interview with Kevin Rudd, formerly a prime minister of Australia, and one of the best informed China watchers, suggests a different, more rational path. He is well worth listening to, if no other reason than to have a yardstick by which to measure the insanity of the neocons. (Don).