Rejoicing of the Revisionists
Is a New Alliance Forming in the East?
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  • stefanstackhouse

    So I suppose that if China approves of Crimea being split off from Ukraine and annexed to Russia, then they would be OK with Japan re-annexing “Formosa” (which it has just about as good a claim to as Russia had toward Crimea)? Or maybe India annexing Tibet? Or Mongolia annexing Inner Mongolia?

  • Andrew Allison

    This is a very shallow analysis. The West has shown itself to be impotent in the Ukraine, and everybody and his brother should be expected to try and take advantage. However, the prospect of China and Russia, both of which have very serious internal Muslim problems, aligning themselves with Iran is, to say the least, far-fetched.

    • rheddles

      China and Russia’s muslims are Sunni. Iran is Shia. An alliance is as far fetched as an alliance between the Soviet Union and the Third Reich.

      • Jim__L

        A non-aggression pact, then?

        History is full of strange bedfellows.

  • Corlyss

    I can’t wait to hear what honorable ViaMeadia thinks of Mrs. Obama and daughters toddling off to China for an official state visit, now, with China and Russia becoming the new Axis of Aggressive Totalitarianism and working in tandem to destabilize the international order we are so willing to abandon. Maybe she’s going to ask them to deal kindly with us, as with a senile relative who has lavished money on them.

    • B-Sabre

      Guess we’ll never know, since the media has been shut out of what has been billed as a “personal trip.”

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