Posts Tagged: pacific pivot
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.
The world's two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.
U.S. efforts to construct an "armed peace" in the Asia-Pacific are only encouraging a cycle of escalation.
Japan wants a "normal" foreign policy. Its neighbors want apologies for wartime atrocities — and an assurance that Japanese militarism is a thing of the past.
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
Even a superpower can’t maintain dominance in every domain and also effectively address big-ticket items like climate change.
Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island.
Japan’s war hawks and imperial apologists are alienating the country’s allies and making a confrontation with its rivals more likely.