<i>The U.S. president was in Vietnam for the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which he essentially wants to leave. Shinzo Abe’s Japan assumes leadership.</i>
It is strange to hear the slogan “America First” in Vietnam, and specifically in a place like Da Nang, which was devastated by the war. [Read more]
<i>Word is that Gen. McMaster prevented Donald Trump from dismantling the Iran treaty. Is this a victory of diplomacy over muscle-flexing? Not at all.</i>
We have read that at the end of, shall we say, a tumultuous consultation on the nuclear deal with Iran, the American president has issued the following statement: [Read more]
By the time the new U.S. president is elected, U.S. muscle flexing in the South China Sea will most likely increase and Sino-American competition will perhaps be more impressive to watch.
Today, the greatest risk of military clashes in the South China Sea is brought by the United States.
The mouthpiece of American neoconservative ideologues, the U.S. mainstream media, has for some time now been harping on incessantly about the notion that China is "flexing its muscles" in a big way throughout the Asia-Pacific region, "militarizing" the South China Sea, and "isolating itself," while China's neighbors [Read more]