If South Korea and Japan develop nuclear weapons, that doesn't mean we should abandon our alliances with them.
Failing to play a dominant role in the Far East wouldn't just be foolish. It would change who we are.
Politicians may be opening a Pandora's Box during an already risky regional power transition.
America must push its allies closer together and break down the old "hub and spokes" system.
Tell China exactly where we stand.
With Japan and South Korea increasingly worried that the United States might not always back them up, a dark path opens.
China declares an aggressive air-defense zone; the administration thinks it's time for evenhandedness.
Things weren't going well—but a string of recent events has the pivot swinging again.
It wasn't big, but most of modern East Asia's hottest divisions still echo the 1895 Sino-Japanese War.
While the world watches Syria, tension builds.
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