China's increased military spending might not preclude its "peaceful rise," but Beijing isn't inspiring any confidence among its neighbors.
Regions / Malaysia
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.
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
The challenge to liberal Islam in Malaysia.