Tuesday, March 21, 2017

China And Russia Find Common Ground In Opposing The Deployment Of Anti-Missile Systems To Japan And South Korea

The Kremlin's anxiety over the deployment of U.S. antiballistic missile (ABM) technology worldwide has grown to include the Asia-Pacific as the United States completes its export of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to South Korea. (RALPH SCOTT/Missile Defense Agency/U.S. Department of Defense)

Stratfor: In Japan, Russia and China Find Common Ground

For the first time in three years, Russia and Japan have revived an avenue of negotiation that had stalled in the face of enduring tension between the two nations. Foreign and defense ministers from both countries met in Tokyo on Monday to hold 2+2 talks on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. As expected, Japan took the opportunity to question Russia's recent attempts to bolster its defenses on the southern Kuril Islands, to which Tokyo has long laid claim. Russia fired back with its own objections to Japan's desire to build up its ballistic missile defenses as North Korea pushes ahead with its nuclear program.

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More News On The Deployment Of Anti-Missile Systems To Asia

US builds missile defense system for South Korea, causing more tension -- The Hill
Seoul, Washington, Tokyo begin missile defense drill -- Korea Times
Why America's THAAD Deployment to South Korea Is Making China Go Crazy -- Mike Fabey, National Interest
South Korea Says China Lacks Understanding About THAAD -- VOA
China lashes out as South Korea puts an American anti-missile system in place -- CNBC
China Prepares to Counter US THAAD Missile Defense System in South Korea -- Sputnik
China ready to neutralise THAAD, retired PLA general says -- South China Morning Post
China’s Fear of U.S. Missile Defense Is Disingenuous -- Abraham M. Denmark, Foreign Policy
Russia takes swipe at US missile defense in South Korea -- Korea Herald

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