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NATO foray into Asia risks driving China and Russia closer together

A new Tokyo bureau will be the first of its kind, further cementing the alliance’s shift toward the region.

NATO plans to open a liaison office in Japan to coordinate relations with Tokyo and other friendly powers in the Indo-Pacific, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia.

The office, which will be the first of its kind in the region, represents a notable step in NATO’s shift toward confronting China, which officially began last year when the alliance formally identified Beijing as a threat.

As the Guardian noted, the move is likely to further increase tensions between the…

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