Posts Tagged: pacific pivot
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
For 60 years, Koreans on both sides of the DMZ have awaited a peace treaty. Instead they've gotten an arms race and political repression.
The real "pivot to Asia" should be towards decarbonization, a more equitable distribution of wealth, and a commitment to fight climate change.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East Asia.
The Obama administration's nebulous "Pacific Pivot" is setting the stage for a superpower conflict in East Asia.
The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.