Posts Tagged: south china sea
Controlling the South China Sea enables Beijing to project power into the Indian Ocean.
China's increased military spending might not preclude its "peaceful rise," but Beijing isn't inspiring any confidence among its neighbors.
Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power.
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.
The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.
China’s aggressive territorial claims, Washington's "pivot" to Asia, and Japan’s hawkish bluster add up to a volatile brew in the Asia-Pacific.
Make no mistake: the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia" is all about containing China.
The Pacific is no one's "lake," but an ocean vast enough for all.
The growing U.S. military presence in Asia could backfire, giving birth to what it ostensibly seeks to prevent.