Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table

06/03/2014 10:21 am ET | Updated Aug 03, 2014
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From Project Syndicate

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.