Made in Beijing: An Anti-China Alliance Emerges

June 13, 2015 Topic: Security Region: Asia Tags: JapanChinaAmerica

Made in Beijing: An Anti-China Alliance Emerges

Concerns over increased Chinese assertiveness are leading to greater security cooperation between America's Asian allies.

Nevertheless, it is clear that China’s territorial assertiveness has facilitated greater strategic ties among countries on its peripheries, as Japan, the Philippines and other like-minded countries gradually form a counter-alliance in Western Pacific.  

Richard Javad Heydarian is an Assistant Professor in international affairs and political science at De La Salle University, and previously served as a policy advisor at the Philippine House of Representatives. As a specialist on Asian geopolitics and economic affairs, he has written for or interviewed by Al JazeeraAsia TimesBBCBloombergForeign AffairsThe New York TimesWall Street JournalThe Huffington Post, The Diplomat, The Financial Times, and USA TODAY, among other leading international publications. He is the author of How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings (Zed, London), and the forthcoming book Asia’s New Battlefield: US, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific (Zed, 2015). You can follow him on Twitter: @Richeydarian. ​

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