Posts Tagged: pacific pivot
With climate change upon us, it's time to bury the hatchet in one of the world's most volatile regions.
Four myths American exceptionalists peddle about the U.S. president and America's role in the world.
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.