Strategy

Clinton, China haven't narrowed gaps on Syria, sea

Clinton, China haven't narrowed gaps on Syria, sea

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
 

05-Sep-12

 

BEIJING (AP) — Talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese leaders Wednesday failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors in the South China Sea.

China, U.S. divided over Syria, sea row, but vow goodwill

China, U.S. divided over Syria, sea row, but vow goodwill

Reuters, 5 September 2012

(Reuters) - China and the United States were divided on Wednesday over how to end the bloodshed in Syria and defuse tension in the South China Sea and other global troublespots, but stressed hope for steady ties as they navigate political transitions at home.

National Security Should Not Be an Excuse for Protectionism

National Security Should Not Be an Excuse for Protectionism

David Inserra and Drew Gonshorowski

September 4, 2012

The Alliance for American Manufacturing has been busy advocating the idea that the U.S government needs to do more to promote domestic manufacturing, as it is critical to repairing and maintaining our critical infrastructure.

China, India agree to resume joint military drills

China, India agree to resume joint military drills

By NIRMALA GEORGE

04 Sep. 2012

NEW DELHI (AP) — The defense ministers of India and China agreed Tuesday to resume joint military exercises frozen two years ago, signaling a thaw between the Asian giants even as regional relations are tense over the disputed South China Sea.

Iran could strike U.S. bases if Israel attacks: Hezbollah

Iran could strike U.S. bases if Israel attacks: Hezbollah

BEIRUT

Mon Sep 3, 2012

 

(Reuters) - Iran could strike U.S. bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, the leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said on Monday.

"A decision has been taken to respond and the response will be very great," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen television.

Why Asia is arguing over its islands

Why Asia is arguing over its islands

Christian Le Mière

September 3rd, 2012

Editor’s note: Christian Le Mière is a research fellow for naval forces and maritime security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The views expressed are his own.

It still amazes me how much media interest there currently is in the various maritime disputes of Asia. Five years ago, to find information on these then-obscure disagreements over tiny pieces of land required diligence and patience. Now, and in particular since the much-vaunted U.S. pivot to Asia, every week seems to bring new stories about these islands.

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