Regions / Vietnam
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
It's time to relegate the bankrupt counterinsurgency doctrine into the “dustbin of history.”
“The Act of Killing” sheds light on Indonesian mass killings that were even more uncalled for than most atrocities.
China’s aggressive territorial claims, Washington's "pivot" to Asia, and Japan’s hawkish bluster add up to a volatile brew in the Asia-Pacific.
In part, the Vietnam War was perceived as a message that the U.S. would not be intimidated by a Chinese nuclear-weapons program.
When it comes to Vietnam and China, the frenemy of our frenemy is an even closer frenemy.