US Arms Fuel Asian Tension

MANILA, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) – After a year of intense diplomatic standoff and territorial brinkmanship among disputing states in the South and East China Seas, the U.S. military ‘pivot’ to the region appears to be in full swing – a move that could further aggravate an already combustible regional dynamic. Against the backdrop of … Continue reading “US Arms Fuel Asian Tension”

US Pivot Heightens Asian Disputes

With newly re-elected President Barack Obama having chosen Southeast Asia as his first foreign destination, where he also attended the much-anticipated pan-Pacific East Asia Summit, the U.S. has underscored its commitment to its so-called strategic ‘pivot’ to the Asia-Pacific region. Months after the 2011 U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, President Obama signaled the formal launch … Continue reading “US Pivot Heightens Asian Disputes”