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Emerging U.S. strategy builds a ‘geopolitical economy’ along China’s periphery

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose with Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 12 during a welcoming ceremony for the APEC Leaders' dinner during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.  /Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Special to By Brian M. Downing, One can scarcely read anything on world affairs these days without seeing discussion of the decline of the U.S. and the rise of China. In recent weeks, however, President Obama spoke plainly, bluntly, and even disparagingly to China. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Obama chided China, [...]

December 28th, 2011 | Posted in Brunei,China,Daily Brief,Exclusives,Japan,NE Asia,North Korea,Philippines,South Korea,U.S. Economy,U.S. Intelligence,U.S. Military,Vietnam | Read More »