Why the South China Sea Matters
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  • bob sykes

    Both WWI and WWII were fought over access to and control over resources. It can even be argued that the Korean and Vietnamese wars were fought over control of the seas around China and Japan. The stakes for all the littoral states are much too high for any of them to back down.

    Considering also the situation in the Middle East, withs disputes between Sunnis and Shia, and Arabs, Turks, Persians and Kurds, as well as the vital strategic interests of the West, Russia and China:-

    How can another world war possibly be avoided? Or are we on a track to Armageddon?

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