Japan & ASEAN Join Forces to Balance China
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  • Thirdsyphon

    This is the delight of being an offshore balancer: America’s balance-of-power issues in Asia take care of themselves. England successfully played this game against multiple would-be competitors in Europe for hundreds of years, and we seem to have inherited their knack for it.

    • Nick Bidler

      I do wish more Americans would recognize two things:

      1. In favor of intervention, that U.S. ‘foreign adventures’ are often at the requests of others, and
      2. against intervention, that U.S. military and economic power is best deployed to tip scales the way we want them to go, not to force things that weren’t going to happen without outside intervention.

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