Posts Tagged: pacific pivot
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.
Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased U.S. troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.
As the human rights situation in the Philippines has deteriorated, U.S. military aid has ramped up.