While relations are strained in other areas, could shared issues on energy open the door to a better relationship now and in the future?
"The conundrum for the DPP is that the Taiwanese identity that has been trampled on and discarded under Ma is both a trump card and a liability."
Why Washington should avoid cooperation with Beijing for cooperation’s sake.
While Asia was concerned over tensions between Beijing and Hanoi involving an oil rig, China had bigger plans in mind.
Global interest in Africa is spiking. China has invested much time and treasure in the rising continent—placing America at a big disadvantage.
As Beijing’s power grows, it will become more and more difficult for Washington to continue its strategy of trying to enjoy the fruits of all possible approaches to dealing with that country. There could be other options.
If the unthinkable happened, India has quite the arsenal—including nuclear weapons—to cause Pakistan considerable trouble in a conflict.
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