Asia's Game of Thrones
Vietnam Backs Down in the South China Sea
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  • FriendlyGoat

    Perhaps we should calculate that the Trump Administration will concentrate on those issues which appear highest on the priority list identified by the Trumpian Base or those suspected by advisors such as Bannon to most resonate with the Trumpian Base. This is probably not one of them.

  • PCB

    All China is smelling is victory. I am also smelling that it was purchased in a back-room deal between Vietnam and China for a significant sum and a silence.

  • ASEAN’s disunity and hesitation is what has enabled China to be so assertive in the South China Sea — and elsewhere, as well.

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