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Sun Tzu Would Disapprove of China’s Strategy | The National Interest

Where does China think this is going?

Washington has made clear that the U.S.-Japan security alliance applies to all territory administered by Japan. Japan does not even acknowledge the Senkakus/Diaoyu is disputed territory.

What Would Sun Tzu think?

It’s not the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, but these sorts of accumulating altercations and rival nationalisms bumping up against each other that start wars. The timing of China’s assertiveness is particularly puzzling. Beijing’s new leadership under Xi Jinping faces daunting domestic challenges: environmental disaster, growing wealth inequality, an aging population and an economic growth model that no longer works. China’s political elite is well aware of all this and is trying to fashion sweeping economic reforms to move from investment-led, export-growth to consumer-led growth, expansion of services and more innovation. This is the principal challenge that will consume China over the coming decade.

Commentary: Sun Tzu Would Disapprove of China’s Strategy | The National Interest

Another article hinting at the possibility of war involving China and probably at some point the US. Each individual article might not mean much but the accumulation of articles incorporating the issue of war is looking more and more like a bad sign.

Hollywood freely collaborated with Hitler and China is next. – NYPOST.com

Shocked that Hollywood collaborated with the Nazis? It’s doing the exact same thing today with China

What will Hollywood’s famously outspoken liberals do when a repressive authoritarian regime is essentially signing their paychecks? Nothing, of course. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Michael Moore to deliver a rant about Chinese censorship of journalists and filmmakers at the Oscars. Susan Sarandon won’t be arrested at rallies protesting China’s place as the world’s leading practitioner of capital punishment. Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be telling “Entertainment Tonight” about his new campaign to draw awareness to China’s role as the world’s No. 1 threat to the environment.

Kyle Smith: Hollywood freely collaborated with Hitler and China is next. – NYPOST.com

Top US general visiting Israel amid Iran, Syria worries | The Times of Israel

With at least some Hezbollah forces tied down in the fighting in Syria, and the organization experiencing political blowback in Lebanon for its support of the Assad regime, the US may be concerned that Israeli leaders believe the cost of an Iran strike — especially in terms of rocket strikes on Israeli cities from across the border — has dropped significantly, according to the report.

In July, Netanyahu told NBC’s “Face the Nation” that Iran was getting “closer and closer to the bomb,” and that “they’re edging up to the red line.”

Netanyahu said, “They haven’t crossed it yet. They’re also building faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line, so to speak, at a much faster rate — that is, within a few weeks.”

“I won’t wait until it’s too late,” Netanyahu vowed at the time.

Top US general visiting Israel amid Iran, Syria worries | The Times of Israel

Iranian Economy Verges on Collapse

Iran’s economy shows signs of impending bankruptcy, moments before the swearing in of Hassan Rouhani to the presidency, as reported in the Washington Post weekend magazine. Based on new information released, indicating increasing damage in the country’s economic sectors.

According to the report, sanctions imposed by the West are having a greater affect than ever on the economy and increasing the pressure reaching an agreement with the West.  American sources have told journalists that the increase in economic difficulties will have a negative impact on the Rouhani’s, but has may also manage to increase Iran’s readiness to accept limitations on its the nuclear program.

Iranian Economy Verges on Collapse – Latest News Briefs – Israel National News

Iran’s economic crisis deepens as Rouhani prepares to take office – The Washington Post

A welter of new data shows accelerated financial hemorrhaging across multiple sectors, from plummeting hard-currency reserves to steadily falling oil exports, Iran’s main source of foreign cash. U.S. officials and analysts say the tide of bad news will complicate the task awaiting Hassan Rouhani, the incoming president, but it could also increase Iran’s willingness to accept limits that would preclude it from developing nuclear weapons.

Iran’s economic crisis deepens as Rouhani prepares to take office – The Washington Post

China and Japan: the struggle for supremacy in the East China Sea

History and politics are coming together in a potentially toxic fashion in the East China Sea as China, motivated by memories of Japanese wartime atrocities, agitates for dominance in the region.

The foreign ministry archives in Beijing have been hard to gain access to this summer. For some years, documents stored there have been the source of some of the most exciting new research about diplomatic relations in Mao’s China. But recently the flow of papers has diminished to a trickle. Rumours suggest that a researcher found a document from the Mao era that failed to back up Chinese claims to sovereignty over the barren islands in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese. This evidence is unlikely to make a public appearance any time soon. Meanwhile, the foreign ministry has all but closed its records as archivists hunt for other politically embarrassing papers.

If this were merely a dispute about scholarly access to dusty files, it would be of rather limited interest. However, the event is just one part of a much wider shift in the relationships between China, Japan and the west. The unfinished business of 1945 in east Asia is coming back to haunt the region.

China and Japan: the struggle for supremacy in the East China Sea

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Edward Snowden’s Asylum Is Just Putin’s Latest Insult to Obama | TIME.com

The Cold War may be over. But America’s relationship with Russia is about as warm as a Siberian pool party. And there’s not much Obama can do about it. Some commentators are urging him to “man up and punch back.” But Putin is not an easily intimidated man. Indeed some close observers openly wonder if he’s altogether rational. One former senior Bush administration official recently described Putin to me as having transformed from confidence to arrogance to outright megalomania. (That’s not to mention the well-publicized, often-shirtless “nonsense jackassery.”)

And much like China, Russia simply isn’t a country America can bend to its will. Especially not when oil, one of the country’s prime exports, are well over $100 a barrel, giving Russia the cash and comfort to project. And especially when America’s reputation around the world remains, shall we say, problematic.

Edward Snowden’s Asylum Is Just Putin’s Latest Insult to Obama | TIME.com

Megalomaniac

A megalomaniac is a person with an abnormal lust for power over others. Many dictators or tyrants around the world are megalomaniacs. A prime example of a megalomaniac is Joseph Stalin, who enjoyed personally wielding his power during his rule over the Soviet Union, which claimed the lives of countless innocent people. Adolf Hitler, however, is not a good example; while it is true that he had a lot of power and was very oppressive, he was a lazy man and liked to delegate his power to other people to carry out vague orders. Typically, the only people who were victims of Hitler’s megalomania were his generals and staff, who would be punished or demoted if they failed to achieve their objectives.

Not all megalomaniacs have a lot of power, however. Many are ordinary people who take a somewhat pathetic pleasure in wielding whatever measure of power they may have. This can be as small-scale as, for example, a bartender arbitrarily refusing to serve customers he does not like, or a librarian rigorously enforcing the rules if a reader is a minute late returning a book.

Megalomaniac – Conservapedia

Preparing for China bubbles to burst: Andy Xie – Caixin Online – MarketWatch

Some financial accidents, e.g., trust products defaulting, may occur in the coming months. Their impact on the real economy will be limited. As the land bubble deflates, the resulting reductions in production costs and consumer prices should support the real economy by boosting exports and consumption.

When a few financial incidents occur simultaneously, the sense of panic may spread. The impact, however, should be short-lived. China’s land bubble has become almost entirely a financial phenomenon. Its problems should be contained within a small though vocal community.

To minimize the panic from a deflating land bubble, the central government should prepare contingency plans for unwinding trust products, property developers and local government financing vehicles.

Preparing for China bubbles to burst: Andy Xie – Caixin Online – MarketWatch

Thanks to Syria, Timing of Looming Iran Crisis Is Fortuitous « Commentary Magazine

But thanks to the Syrian civil war, the threat of Iranian retaliation has been dramatically reduced. Partly, of course, that’s because two of Iran’s principal allies, Syria and Hezbollah, are too preoccupied with that war to be able to mount serious reprisals against anyone. But even more importantly, the tremendous importance Iran attaches to Syria gives both Israel and America a powerful lever with which to restrain any Iranian reprisals.

Iran has poured billions of dollars and thousands of crack fighters–from Hezbollah, Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, and its own Revolutionary Guards Corps–into propping up Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, because it deems Assad’s survival strategically vital. As one senior Iranian cleric explained in February, “Syria is the 35th province [of Iran] and a strategic province for us. If the enemy attacks us and wants to take either Syria or Khuzestan [in western Iran], the priority for us is to keep Syria….If we keep Syria, we can get Khuzestan back too, but if we lose Syria, we cannot keep Tehran.”

Thanks to Syria, Timing of Looming Iran Crisis Is Fortuitous « Commentary Magazine

US expert issues warning over new missile submarines – Taipei Times

Taiwan should be “very concerned” by reports that China’s navy will soon begin the first sea patrols of a new class of strategic missile submarines, a US military expert said on Tuesday.

“While these missiles may not be aimed at Taiwan per se, they are aimed at America’s capacity to resist Chinese aggression against Taiwan,” International Assessment and Strategy Center senior fellow Richard Fisher said.

He was responding to questions from the Taipei Times following publication by the Washington Times this week of a report that US defense officials believe Beijing will begin the first sea patrols of three new Type 094 missile submarines next year.

The subs will carry the new JL-2 ballistic missile, which is thought to be equipped with multiple warheads capable of hitting the US.

Pentagon sources say the JL-2 poses a “potential first strike” nuclear missile threat to the US.

US expert issues warning over new missile submarines – Taipei Times