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Beijing Summit: Xi Changes Tactics, Not Strategy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: New agreements between the US and China will reduce the risks of accidental war in the western Pacific. That’s good news — but don’t imagine for a minute that it changes the fundamentals of the competition. Chinese president Xi Jinping’s summit deals with President Obama and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe represent Xi’s tactical… Keep reading →

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Pacific Strategy Is Sunk If We Can’t Solve Fiscal Crisis: State Dept Official

Posted by Otto Kreisher on


WASHINGTON: There’s an increasing consensus in Washington that America’s future lies in the Pacific. It’s one of the few things both parties can agree on. Unfortunately, if we can’t reach an agreement to get our fiscal house in order, the governments in the Asia-Pacific region will have every reason not to take our strategy seriously.… Keep reading →

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Ex-DUSD Flournoy & Ex-Comptroller Zakheim Debate Budget, US Role In World

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The United States is still the world’s indispensable nation and we’ll probably avoid sequestration, albeit by the skin of our teeth. That’s the modestly reassuring message from the unlikely duo of Michèle Flournoy, who recently left her job as under secretary of defense for policy, and Dov Zakheim, Pentagon comptroller under George W. Bush.… Keep reading →

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US-China Ties ‘Much More Challenging” Than We Had With Soviets

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The State Department’s top official dealing with Asia says the American relationship with China is “much more challenging, much more complicated than the one we had with the Soviet Union.” Speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for a New American Security, Kurt Campbell, assistant Secretary of State for east Asian and Pacific… Keep reading →

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