Asia’s four pillars of stability, bulwarks of a highly successful regional system crafted and fostered by America, are all crumbling. The region’s future will be shaped and defined by the struggle to replace those pillars.
Launching land wars to seize resources and territory has gone out of style. Extending that principle to the sea is the next challenge.
An unlikely coalition is forming in response to China's bellicosity.
This troubled region will be the greatest test of American strategic thinking and resolve.
The current trajectory is lose-lose-lose for all concerned. Cooler heads must prevail to avoid a major conflagration.
If Washington isn't careful, its alliance with the Philippines will embroil it in a dangerous quarrel with China.
A recent action off the Phillipines has all eyes on China's rising naval prowess. But non-naval services also support Beijing's maritime strategy.
Fukushima didn't stall the atomic age—the world economy did.
How Washington's pivot toward Asia could end a decade of stability and usher in a darker era in relations with Beijing.
We can learn a lot from those who fought in world wars.
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