November 13, 2011

A New Era of Gunboat Diplomacy

Mark Landler, New York Times

AP Photo

It may seem strange in an era of cyberwarfare and drone attacks, but the newest front in the rivalry between the United States and China is a tropical sea, where the drive to tap rich offshore oil and gas reserves has set off a conflict akin to the gunboat diplomacy of the 19th century.

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TAGGED: Philippines, Vietnam, Turkey, Israel, Hillary Clinton, United States, China, India

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