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Powder Keg in East Asia - James Poulos - The American Interest Magazine:
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"For writers across the conceptual spectrum, from The Diplomat toLewRockwell.com, the evocative comparison is as natural as it is worrisome. For the White House, however, the catastrophic run-up to the First World War would seem to make for a teachable moment. As Walter Russell Mead has argued, the Administration’s broader policy for the region promises to bring great flourishing to both sides of the Pacific, so long as China understands there will be real downsides to refusing to play by the so-called rules of the road. Instead of a tit-for-tat race to the belligerent bottom, perhaps the Obama strategy augurs the dawn of a true sphere of mutual prosperity for East Asia."