Despite high tensions and risks between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, finding the way out may lead to constructing a new U.S.-China-Japan geopolitical order with better prospects for maintaining regional peace and security.
The atmospherics surrounding Xi Jinping’s coming trip to Russia – his first visit to a foreign country as China’s new president – recall a Soviet slogan from the late 1950’s: “Russia-China, Friendship Forever.” Fortunately for both sides, the slogan appears more valid now than it was then.
While tensions on the Korean Peninsula have gained widespread attention, Ted Galen Carpenter posits that the greater threat to stability comes from territorial disputes between Japan, China and Taiwan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
At present, West, Central, South and Southeast Asia, as well as North Africa are the most plagued by terrorism. Radical treatment is better than symptomatic relief. Using a positive energy to help countries and people in the West Asia and North Africa region to achieve peaceful development is beneficial to them, and is in the interests of the world as well.
As tensions over cyber security increase between US and China, diplomats in both countries are walking a tightrope to resolve an issue that has become too big to ignore. Regardless of the differences, both must find a way to navigate the cyber security waters before it leads to a situation that spins out of control.
In response to the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea’s third nuclear test conducted on 12 February, 2013, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new resolution on March 7 to impose additional sanctions on the country.
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