January 16, 2013

America Sparks Asian Arms Race

Richard Heydarian, Asia Times

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Maritime disputes with Southeast Asian states are poised to intensify on the watch of new Chinese leader Xi Jinping and as Japan and India deepen their strategic engagement. The chances that patient, peaceful diplomacy will win out are being undermined as the US backs up its pivot in the region with big-ticket arms sales.

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