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Allies Offer US Strong Advantages, And Some Risk, In China Rivalry

Posted by David Axe on

America counts heavily on a cordon of allies stretching from Japan to the north down to Thailand, and across to India, in the highly unlikely event of war with China. But these same allies could draw the U.S. into strictly local disputes in which America does not always have a clear security interest and which… Keep reading →

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Shocks From Chinese Political Scandal Spread From Beijing To Philippines

Posted by Dean Cheng on

The rare and remarkable case of Bo Xilai, a top Chinese leader embroiled in a corruption and murder scandal, marks the biggest and deepest political scouring of China’s leadership since the Cultural Revolution and it is rippling through the polity, affecting the country’s ability to manage national security and diplomacy. Not since the fall of… Keep reading →

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