By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
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Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
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.
It’s a critical time to support Japanese efforts to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nationalist refashioning of his country.
China has grown more willing to assert historical claims to its sphere of influence, but it would be a mistake to regard this as “aggression” that requires an American response.
Thanks in part to U.S. announcement of deployment of an ABM system in Japan, the smoldering between Japan and China could burst into open flames.