May 27, 2014

Asia's Cold War Is Starting to Heat Up

Peter Lee, Asia Times

The Associated Press

Many Western observers believe that the PRC has blundered into the pivot's clever trap, and its aggressive moves are simply driving its neighbors into the welcoming arms of the United States, enabling a more forward military presence for the US around China's borders, and justifying US claims to a central role in the region as security guarantor. I suspect, however, that the PRC has gamed this out and is willing to roll the dice in the South China Sea.

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TAGGED: Asia, China, South China Sea


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