Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea
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  • cacrucil

    Japan and South Korea should just get their own nuclear weapons. Then China will think twice before trying to bully them.

  • Anthony

    “For this to occur, America needs increase its involvement in the region to bolster the regional body’s shaky foundations.” No more buck-passing but direct offshore balancing for American policymakers…

  • kris

    “For this to occur, America needs increase its involvement in the region”

    For this to occur, maybe Romney should visit the region.

  • Mick The Reactionary

    @Mead:

    “The only hope for a more level playing field is a strong, unified ASEAN. For this to occur, America needs increase its involvement in the region to bolster the regional body’s shaky foundations.”

    China is showing some muscle because Free-Trade Globalists like Mr Mead made it all possible by allowing to trade cheap cr*p for technological family jewels and running $100B/year trade deficit with China, outsourcing jobs in millions and impoverishing working class Americans.

    No, Mr Mead. Your solutions have not served Americans well. Your globalist philosophy ran into brick wall of the real world and has crashed.

    New ideas and new players are needed.

  • There is a minority in China that really wants to throw its (and China’s) weight around. Psychologically the situation is similar to Wilhelmine Germany’s. Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistake.

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