May 11, 2014

How to Curb Russian and Chinese Aggression

Tom Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

Americans may think we’ve lost influence in the world, but, the truth is, many people out here want our “presence” more than ever. This is especially true of those living on the borders of Russia and China, who are each sort of half in and half out of today’s globalization system — beneficiaries of its trading and investment regimes but revisionists when it comes to playing by all the rules in their own neighborhoods. We may not be so interested in the world, but a lot of the world is still interested in us — and saying: “Yankee come hither” more than “Yankee go home.”

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TAGGED: Russia, China, Ukraine, Kiev, Hanoi, Vietnam, South China Sea, Crimea, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy

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