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America's Fatal Flaw in its Competition With China Is Thinking Militarily, Not Economically

Jennifer M. Harris | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Jennifer M. Harris

Washington still reaches too quickly for its gun over its purse to solve problems abroad. With the notable exception of sanctions, the U.S. still debates its largest geostrategic challenges in overwhelmingly politico-military terms. But this is the era of geoeconomic statecraft, and the contest for leadership in Asia is being waged in primarily economic terms.

Guns, Tanks, Man Utd, and 'Star Wars'

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

We have all come across the terms hard power and soft power as generic descriptions of various government policies and behaviors around the world. Hard Power is probably the one we are most familiar with, as it seems to manifest itself in news headlines most days.

Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table

Shinzō Abe | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Shinzō Abe

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved tremendous growth in the span of a single generation. Regrettably, a large and relatively disproportionate share of the fruits of that growth is going toward military expansion. The sources of instability include not only the threat of weapons of mass destruction, but also -- and more immediately -- efforts to alter the territorial status quo through force or coercion. And those efforts are taking place largely at sea. We do not welcome dangerous encounters by fighter aircraft and vessels at sea. What Japan and China must exchange are words. Should we not meet at the negotiating table, exchange smiles and handshakes, and get down to talking?