February 26, 2014

The Israel of Asia

David Keene, Washington Times

The Associated Press

Israel faces an irrational enemy. Taiwan faces as dangerous a foe, but a foe led by men who are anything but irrational. Deterrence and reason as well as simple self-interest have dampened the open hostility between Taiwan and China, if not between Israel and her Arab neighbors. In today’s dangerous world, that may make all the difference.

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An Encouraging Chinese Courtship
New York Times
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Christian Science Monitor
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