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Avoiding World War III in Asia

Democratic peace theory is both inspirational and aspirational—but at this moment in history it is of limited applicability.

  • Parag Khanna
  • The National Interest

World War II still hasn’t ended, yet World War III already looms.

Stol 2bWhen China and Japan agreed to normalize relations in 1945, it was stipulated that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (a string of uninhabited rocks equidistant from Japan, China and Taiwan) would not be militarized and the dispute would be put off for…

That future is here.

The recent discovery of large oil and gas reserves under the islands has heated up the situation dramatically, with…

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