Asia's Free-RidersIt seems that at a major Washingtong think tank, one does not need a knowledge of a region's history, its component countries's laws, their politics, demographics, economics, the deployment of U.S. forces, U.S. history or anything.
Washington policymakers in both parties seem to think that reassuring America's Asian allies is the best way to defend U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific. But instead of seeking to assuage their partners' anxiety, America ought to sow doubt about its commitment to their security. Only then will they be forced to take up their share of the burden of hedging against Chinese expansionism... (Link)
I so very much want his job.