Secretary Panetta Endorses Game of Thrones
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  • Kris

    “it is the right policy for the United States and for the world. We commend the Administration for enacting it.”

    Attaboy, Administration; you haven’t {messed} up! (Yet.)

  • Anthony

    Pacific maritime region engagement by United States appears to aspire to North and South East Asian integration not only as robust partners but also as viable players in international system going forward – policy premised on China’s regional presence.

  • The more I think (and read) about China the more I think it is only a matter of time before that country returns to strong man rule. Nor do I think that is necessarily a bad thing. Why not? A benevolent dictator is more likely to force through liberal reform than a Leninist committee. In China everyone with authority is compromised. They are all afraid to give it up. Does this make sense? I dunno.

  • mhb

    There’s a fascinating talk between former Australian foreign ministers, Gareth Evens and Alexander Downer, on the Australian ABC Radio National website here:

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/evansand-downerforeign-affairs/4025866

    They appear to agree on the need to give China space as it grows into a major world power, as well as the danger of not only pursuing policies of encirclement, but even using the language of containment.
    I highly recommend listening to the full program.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: What a pity Edvard Benes was not available for this talk.

  • China is in trouble.

    http://tinyurl.com/74hzfju

    This is going to hurt. Us, them, the whole world. A lot of pain is on the way.

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