Commentaries by Don M. Tow
- Dec 20 , 2016Tow traces a history of U.S.-China foreign relations, beginning in the 1860’s to today, focusing on a policy he calls “surround/isolate/weaken.” The reason that the U.S.’s surround/isolate/weaken foreign policy toward China of the past 65-plus-years hasn’t worked is because that policy is based on “might makes right”, and not based on understanding, fair play, and win-win solutions. Anson Burlingame realized it about 150 years ago that, in the long run, the best interests of the U.S. and the American people are best served by a China policy based on equality of nations.
- Sep 15 , 2016Has the Arbitral Tribunal decision on the South China Sea been misconstrued by main stream U.S. media? Don M. Tow explores the legality of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Ruling, as well as the geopolitical motivations behind it, concluding that the U.S. is responsible for creating unnecessary conflicts with China and destabilizing peace in Asia, as well as the whole world.