Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Pivots” and Great Powers – Both Sides Now

        I could not resist – and a big thanks to Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins for the reference to their famous tune.  I f you recognize the reference – well you know … In 2009 I … Continue reading

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“Pivots” and Great Powers – From the Other Side

      In my earlier post – of close to the same name – I mentioned that it was Minghao Zhao’s earlier NYT op-ed, dated July 12th, “The Predicaments of Chinese Power,” that got me thinking again about the … Continue reading

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“Pivots” and Great Powers – From One Side

  The ASEAN meetings last week – and especially the debate – or non-debate as it turned out over territorial challenges in the South China Sea, raised again the question of the US-China relations.  Secretary Clinton expressed publicly again the … Continue reading

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The Current Heart of China “Assertiveness” and the United States “Pivot”

    This past week ASEAN ministerial meetings popped up repeatedly in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.  These meetings served as diplomatic and political backdrop to the growing clash of interests in the seas east, west and south of China. ASEAN … Continue reading

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Building – and Not Building – in Asia for Global Transition

  While much of the attention in global summitry has been on the informal G20 “high table”, not unreasonably, there has been architectural action elsewhere in global summitry that warrants examination. For “IR  wonks” – needless to say I am … Continue reading

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