No Shangri-La in South China Sea

On Saturday in Singapore, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the attendants at the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue, a high-level security forum, asserting China’s recent land reclamation in the South China Sea was "out of step" with international norms, and adding his opposition to “any further militarization” in the region. Read more »

Note to China from India: As Ye Sow….

As Manmohan Singh (who's notorious for his almost infuriatingly wild manner) said to Shinzo Abe during his visit to Tokyo, “Our defense and security dialogue, military exercises and defense technology collaboration should grow.” Maybe it’s time for China to rethink its doubly offensive, aggressive and expansionist foreign policy. The blowback, I suspect, has only begun. Imagine this: India and Pakistan deciding that their permanent state of war may have become more beneficial to China than to the petulant siblings of South Asia. Will Pakistan’s army allow a normalization of relations to happen this time around? Read more »