China and its neighbors
Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi: Friends ’Til the End
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  • Thirdsyphon

    American power in most regions has an inherent ceiling, but it also tends to have an inherent floor. Regional powers like India hold the balance, because it’s not in their interest for U.S. influence over their neighborhood to become too strong or too weak. More broadly, the world isn’t interested in electing a hegemon. That includes us, but it most definitely also includes Russia and China.

    • rheddles

      The world may not be interested in hegemons, but hegemons are interested in the world. As they go, the United States has been a fairly benign one. They’ll continue to vote for us as the alternative candidates are far less attractive.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Chinese belligerence and outrageous territorial demands are the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a shame that the weak and stupid Obama can’t cease the opportunity to negotiate a favorable economic and military alliance that would benefit all those being threatened by China. If there was ever something that could be called “low hanging fruit” this is it.

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