Monday, April 10, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 10, 2017

Ankit Panda, South China Morning Post: Summit was not quite the meeting of equals Xi would have wanted

The two nations remain near-peers in the realm of contemporary great powers, and not absolute peers as China would will it

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to US President Donald Trump’s over-the-top estate at Mar-a-Lago in Florida was meant to offer an opportunity to showcase China as an equal to the United States.

Xi would ideally have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Trump, amid all the pomp and ostentatious kitsch of what Trump has called his ‘Winter White House’, and impressed on the US administration that China’s long-sought reality of a ‘G2’ of sorts with the United States was now a fait accompli amid Trump’s supposed lurch away from the old shibboleths of US foreign policy since the end of the second world war.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 10, 2017

Exclusive: At strategic shoal, China asserts power through control, and concessions -- Martin Petty, Reuters

Why Vladimir Putin won't back out of Syria -- Martin Chulov, The Guardian

US-Russian honeymoon turns sour over Syria -- Fiona Clark, DW

What exactly is US Syria policy? Big questions for allies -- Josh Lederman, AP

U.S. Commanders in Cautious Mood After Syria Strike -- Stratfor

US, North Korea, China - diplomacy and saber rattling -- Matthias von Hein, DW

Does US Carrier's About Face In Asia Signal Impending North Korea Showdown? -- Tyler Rogoway, The Drive

U.S. Carrier’s Korea Mission: A Message to the World -- Demetri Sevastopulo & Tom Mitchell, RCD/Financial Times

Donald Trump Should Go to Japan -- Paul J. Smith, National Interest

Washington sees Iraq as front for Iran pushback -- Omar Sattar, Al-Monitor

Turkey's opposition: Referendum will deepen problems -- Umut Uras, Al Jazeera

Turkish referendum: all you need to know -- Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian

Europe’s Balkan blindspot -- Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico

The Balkans Will Be America and Russia's Next (Virtual) Battlefield -- James Jay Carafano, National Interest

Maduro and the military -- Evan Romero-Castillo, DW

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

Si shouldn't be to glum about the whole thing. The US might still be stronger than China but China, at best for the USA, China is very, very close to the USA in terms of power and influence and any confrontation be it a military one or a trade war the Chinese can hurt us very, very badly. Also, he can take great comfort in knowing the USA is heavily dependent upon made in China.

Maybe they aren't equals but they are close enough. I for one would prefer we not find out who is stronger. Perhaps we "win" but it would be extremely pyric.