Posts Tagged: Senkaku Islands
Controlling the South China Sea enables Beijing to project power into the Indian Ocean.
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.
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.
It’s a critical time to support Japanese efforts to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nationalist refashioning of his country.
China has grown more willing to assert historical claims to its sphere of influence, but it would be a mistake to regard this as “aggression” that requires an American response.
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 rise of Japan's reactionary right suggests that the country has yet to come to terms with its actions in World War II.
Make no mistake: the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia" is all about containing China.