Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

As Trump Focuses On North Korea, China Pushes Into West Pacific

Excerpt: China is employing a “cabbage strategy” in which it gradually surrounds a disputed area with multiple layers of security, according to June Teufel Dreyer, a University of Miami political science professor and author of “Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun” — a 2016 book on China-Japan ties.   “To the extent Taiwan and […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

Make China Great Again: Communist Party Seeks To Seize ‘Historic’ Moment To Reshape World Order

Make China great again: Communist Party seeks to seize ‘historic’ moment to reshape world order High-profile comment piece urges country to rally around Xi and realise nation’s global aspirations PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 7:16am UPDATED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 8:19am COMMENTS: 73  Nectar Gan 1407SHARE 73‎ PrintEmail‎ RELATED TOPICS China’s Communist PartyXi Jinping Related Articles […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Set To Visit China In Spring US defence chief Jim Mattis set to visit China in spring, Pentagon spokeswoman says Mattis likely to ask Beijing to step up efforts towards achieving a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 11:31am UPDATED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 10:51pm 5  Minnie Chan Chinese military […]

How Hawaii Could Have Sent A False Nuclear Alarm; And, Will/Could North Korea, Iran, Etc. Also Learn From This & Hack Into This Alert System…And Issue False Alarms?

How Hawaii Could Have Sent A False Nuclear Alarm; And, Will/Could North Korea, Iran, Etc. Also Learn From This & Hack Into This Alert System…And Issue False Alarms?     Issie Lapowsky posted an article on the January 13. 2018 edition of the security and technology website, with the title above.  As all of you […]

China’s Soft And Sharp Power/The Strategist, By Joseph S. Nye

China’s soft and sharp power | The Strategist · by Joseph S. Nye · January 8, 2018 China has invested billions of dollars to increase its soft power, but it has recently suffered a backlash in democratic countries. A new report by the National Endowment for Democracy argues that we need to re-think soft power, because ‘the conceptual vocabulary […]

PLA Review Of ‘World Military Situation’ Overview of world military situations in 2017 Source China Military Online Editor Zhang Tao Time 2017-12-29 A+- By Lin Zhiyuan  BEIJING, Dec. 29 (ChinaMil) — The world landscape has changed at a faster pace in 2017. Inter-power cooperation and competition coexisted, with the latter becoming more prominent. Major countries paid more attention to contention for […]

China Set To Move Into United States’ Backyard With National Development Plan For Grenada

As I have written many times, while the Obama administration was focused on climate change, our adversaries, near-peers, competitors, were focused on geographic change.  China spread it wings/strategic reach in the South China Sea (SCS), the Pacific, the Arctic, Djbouti, Southwest Asia, most recently – Sri Lanka — and now, Grenada.  While Russia seized the […]

With All Eyes On North Korea, Beijing’s Massive South China Sea Land Grab Continues

With all eyes on North Korea, Beijing’s massive South China Sea land grab continues By Twitter, View Original December 15th, 2017 China’s People’s Liberation ArmyPhoto by: PLA With the US making North Korea its top priority, Beijing has continued to militarize artifical islands in the South China Sea. China continues to test other Pacific nations with […]

‘Welcome To China Mr. President;’ Beijing Figures Out How To Play Trump ‘The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump’: Asian leaders go the extra mile to flatter US president All presidents get red-carpet treatment abroad, but Trump’s welcome receptions have been especially grandiose PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 8:16am UPDATED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 10:29am COMMENTS: 19  Associated Press 9 Nov 2017 […]