The United States' Asia pivot may yield the unintentional consequences of fostering closer strategic ties between the two Asian giants -- China and India -- which could result in a strategic alliance ostensibly hostile to Western interests in the region.
While 21st century China is still facing considerable internal and external challenges, it could be argued that for the very first time in the world history a process of globalization and a great economic convergence are creating the conditions for a more cohesive global village.
The world is entering an era of resource scarcity. China's leadership recognizes this and is beating us to the punch. They're racing to accumulate critical and diminishing resources vital to every aspect of modern life, from growing and transporting food to making and running the computers
American industry is so far into the tank with the Chinese, and the U.S. government is so heavily dependent on the Chinese to buy our bonds, that the administration can't imagine taking a hard line against Beijing.