U.S. efforts to construct an "armed peace" in the Asia-Pacific are only encouraging a cycle of escalation.
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The simmering tensions in East Asia are echoes of Washington's Cold War intrigues—and the Pentagon's not-so-secret plans for battle with China.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
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.
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.