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Blog Category: US/Asia-Pacific Alliances

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Dating and Diplomacy in the Age of Nuclear Missiles… Part ten million one of a seemingly infinite series. Note: For the deepest emotional experience, please play “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics as you read … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On July 12, 2016, a landmark event occurred for the South China Sea — the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against the People’s Republic of China in a case filed by the Philippines under … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most important US-Asia relationships is that of the US and India. Like the US, India has no territorial claim in the South China Sea. However, because of its size and its … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Due to Communist China’s aggression in the South China Sea, or as the Vietnamese call it, the Eastern Sea, the US has become interested in building a closer relationship with Vietnam. Despite strong emotions … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes An important part of the current US Pacific strategy is the US-Australian alliance. Since World War II, both nations have remained allies. On the surface, that alliance appears to be straightforward and reliable from … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes As part of overall US strategy in the Pacific region, the US is attempting to forge a closer economic and military relationship with Indonesia. The Obama administration made improving ties with Indonesia a major … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes A key part of the evolving US strategic response to communist China’s nouveau-imperialist agenda in the Pacific is to strengthen its alliance with democratic Malaysia.     At first glance, the relationship between the … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Chinese aggression in the South China Sea is causing Japan to strengthen its alliance with the US and build new and unlikely partnerships with some traditional enemies.     Building a stronger defensive alliance … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In response to the People’s Republic of China’s recent sovereignty claims over the entire South China Sea/West Philippines Sea and China’s escalated aggression in those international waters, US President Obama and his administration have … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On November 23, 2013, the People’s Republic of China declared its East China Sea Air Defense and Identification Zone, which asserted expanded territorial boundaries. The new zone includes international waters as well as areas … Read the rest


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