Territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific frequently result in tit-for-tat war of words and provocation, in a region which sometimes feels like it’s teetering on the edge of all-out-war. The territorial disputes, often viewed by some as China asserting its regional hegemony and by others as US imperialism, have intensified throughout time, as the US pivots towards Asia. Read the rest of this entry »
Tag Archives: US Foreign Policy
The Cambodian elections to be held at the end of July have already managed to cause heated controversy, long before Cambodians take to the polls. In the run up to the elections Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to ban foreign radio programs, until he backtracked after pressure for the US government and Western media, while self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia to stand for elections after being pardoned by the king. On the other hand the US government has threatened to stop AID to Cambodia if the elections are unfair.
For all those interested, Zbigniew Brzezinski was interviewed today on CRI (China Radio International), the Podcast can be found here. For all those unaware of who Brzezinski is, he is a geostrategist and former United States National Security Advisor for Jimmy Carter administration from 1977 to 1981. Like in previous interviews Brzezinski blames both China and the US for carrying out hostile action, and warns that both nations need to renew diplomatic relations and stop escalating tension.
Read the rest of this entry »