May 23, 2014

New Asian Order: Chiran, Japindia & Philnambodia

H. Timmons, Quartz

The Associated Press

Despite strong trade and investment ties, Asia’s political alliances are in a state of flux, thanks to China’s voracious demand for resources and aggressive moves in the South China Sea, Russia’s flexing of its military muscle, Japan’s rising nationalism, and America’s somewhat unconvincing foreign-policy “pivot.”

We may be witnessing the dawn of a new era, with new partnerships forged on mutual resource needs and supplies, a reduced reliance on western economies, and the over-arching desire to balance each other out. Here’s how things appear to be shaking out so far.

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TAGGED: China, Iran, Japan, India, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia

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