The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.
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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.
The United States has a keen interest in the South China Sea standoff, but it should tread lightly.
Beijing is wooing Southeast Asia. Washington can either try to break up the relationship, writes Evelyn Goh, or work out a more peaceable ménage a trois.