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The Second Island Cloud: A Deeper and Broader Concept for American Presence in the Pacific Islands

The Second Island Cloud: A Deeper And Broader Concept For American Presence  In The Pacific Islands - Analysis - Eurasia Review

By Andrew Rhodes Joint Force Quarterly 959PRINT  |  E-MAIL Nov. 18, 2019 — Washington Headquarters Services

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Andrew Rhodes wrote this essay while a student at the U.S. Naval War College. It won the Strategic Research Paper category of the 2019 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategic Essay Competition.

In the early 20th century, the visionary Marine officer Earl “Pete” Ellis compiled remarkable studies of islands in the Western Pacific and considered the practical means for the seizure or defense of advanced bases. A century after Ellis’s work, China presents new strategic and operational challenges to the U.S. position in Asia, and it is time for Washington to develop a coherent strategy, one that will last another 100 years, for the islands of the Western Pacific. It has become common to consider the second island chain as a defining feature of Pacific geography, but when Ellis mastered its geography, he saw not a “chain,” but a “cloud.”

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The UK Shifts to the Indo-Pacific: An Opportunity for India-UK Ties

2020: Pandemic, Lockdowns And A Vaccine Tie-up Boost For India-UK Ties

When the United Kingdom (UK) releases the highly anticipated integrated review of its foreign, defence, security and development policy in March, it will mark the first formal iteration of the UK’s Indo-Pacific strategy. This brief explores the dynamics that are driving the UK’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific. It identifies three key drivers that are prompting the shift: a reappraisal of China, the economic fallout of Brexit, and the UK’s close ties with the US. It explores the emerging trends in this churn—across security, trade, development, and diplomatic domains—and highlights the opportunities they afford the India-UK relationship.

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Legacies of war, ironically, have brought Vietnam and the US closer together

By Chuck Searcy   February 15, 2021 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Last month, completion of dioxin cleanup on a 5,300-square-meter tract of land at Bien Hoa airport marked a significant milestone.

Chuck Searcy

Officials of both the Vietnamese and U.S. governments could derive satisfaction from knowing that the Agent Orange/dioxin legacy of war is now being addressed, after a troubling post-war history of misinformation and controversy, accusations and doubts.

Not just public officials, but veterans and ordinary citizens of both countries can take pride in looking back over the remarkable transformation that has taken place in the past two decades, from early years of mistrust and recrimination to a positive, working partnership between Vietnam and the U.S. today.

That relationship is now built on mutual trust and respect.

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Bước tiến đáng kể trong quan hệ Việt-Mỹ đối với việc khắc phục hậu quả chất độc hóa học

DTDC – Thứ hai, 10/08/2020 | 14:33

Ngày 12/7 vừa qua, Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ kỷ niệm 25 năm bình thường hóa quan hệ ngoại giao. Cùng với sự phát triển mạnh mẽ của quan hệ song phương, sự phối hợp giữa hai nước trong việc khắc phục hậu quả CĐHH do Mỹ sử dụng trong chiến tranh ở Việt Nam cũng đã có những bước tiến đáng kể. Đó là kết quả của một quá trình vừa hợp tác vừa đấu tranh giải quyết những vấn đề còn tồn đọng để xây dựng một quan hệ tốt đẹp hơn. Chúng tôi xin điểm lại một số mốc chính của quá trình đó:

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Pray Por VietNam – “Lời cầu nguyện cho Việt Nam”

DTDC – Thứ hai, 01/02/2021 | 08:20

Đó là tên cuốn phóng sự ảnh mà giáo sư Nishimura Yoichi người Nhật Bản gửi tặng cho tôi. Cuốn sách dày gần 500 trang được in ba ngôn ngữ Anh, Nhật, Việt với hàng ngàn bức ảnh chân thực ghi lại hậu quả thảm khốc của cuộc chiến tranh hóa học do Mỹ gây ra trong cuộc chiến tranh ở Việt Nam.

Vị giáo sư 75 tuổi này đã từ lâu gắn bó với Việt Nam. Vợ chồng ông đã đến Làng hòa bình Từ Dũ tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh và ở đây nhiều năm. Ông đã dùng tiền lương hưu của mình để tặng quà cho những trẻ em khuyết tật bị nhiễm chất độc da cam/dioxin. Ông đã đi khắp dải đất hình chữ S suốt 63 tỉnh, thành để gặp gỡ, thăm hỏi, chia sẻ và ghi lại hàng ngàn bức ảnh chân thật, đời thường, sinh động của những nạn nhân CĐDC khuyết tật.

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A China Strategy


A China Strategy

Edward Lucas

December 7, 2020


In an era of geopolitical competition, the West — the U.S.-led countries of the transatlantic alliance and their East Asian allies — lacks a strategy for dealing with its most formidable competitor: the People’s Republic of China (henceforth China). But the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a strategy for dealing with the West. It involves a long-term goal of “national rejuvenation”1 — making China the world’s most powerful country by 2050 — implemented with decisive leadership; a clear-eyed appreciation of Western diplomatic, economic, political, and social weaknesses; and effective means of exploiting them. These tactics, best characterized as “sharp power,”2 include censorship and manipulation of the information system, cyber operations, divide-and-rule diplomacy, leverage of trade and investment, and propaganda, plus military bluff and intimidation.

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CSBA: Seizing on weakness – Allied Strategy for Competing with CHINA’S Globalizing Military

Kết quả hình ảnh cho china

January 4, 2021  Toshi YoshiharaJack Bianchi
Resources: Strategy & Policy

China’s military is going global. In the coming decade, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) could be well-positioned to influence events and conduct a wide range of missions, including limited warfighting, beyond the Western Pacific. The United States and its close allies, who have enjoyed largely unobstructed access to the world’s oceans for the last three decades, will need to adjust to new military realities as the PLA makes its presence felt in faraway theaters.

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Atlantic Council: Global Strategy 2021: An allied strategy for China

Atlantic Council


This strategy was produced in collaboration with experts from ten leading democracies.


Following World War II, the United States and its allies and partners established a rules-based international system. While never perfect, it contributed to decades without great-power war, extraordinary economic growth, and a reduction of world poverty. But this system today faces trials ranging from a global pandemic and climate change to economic disruptions and a revival of great-power competition.

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To Counter China’s Rise, the U.S. Should Focus on Xi

A proposal for a full reboot of American strategy toward China.

Xi Jinping

Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP

By ANONYMOUS, Politico

01/28/2021 08:15 AM EST

The author is a former senior government official with deep expertise and experience dealing with China.

In 1946, the American diplomat George Kennan wrote a lengthy cable to Washington—since dubbed the “Long Telegram”—laying out the basis for the next several decades of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union. He published his work as an article under the simple pseudonym “X.” In that spirit, a former senior government official with deep expertise and experience dealing with China has published with the Atlantic Council a bold and ambitious new U.S. strategy toward its next great global rival. It is similarly delivered anonymously, which the author requested, and POLITICO granted. Here the author describes the broad outlines of the strategy. The full memo is available here.

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How China sees the world

How China Sees the World

And how we should see China


Karan Singh

Story by H. R. McMasterThe Atlantic



On November 8, 2017, Air Force One touched down in Beijing, marking the start of a state visit hosted by China’s president and Communist Party chairman, Xi Jinping. From my first day on the job as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, China had been a top priority. The country figured prominently in what President Barack Obama had identified for his successor as the biggest immediate problem the new administration would face—what to do about North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. But many other questions about the nature and future of the relationship between China and the United States had also emerged, reflecting China’s fundamentally different perception of the world.

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These three Pacific military flashpoints could shape Biden’s China strategy

The aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan transit the South China Sea together last year.

The aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan transit the South China Sea together last year.

Analysis by CNN Staff

Updated 0327 GMT (1127 HKT) January 29, 2021 CNN

(CNN)Any suggestion that the departure of former US President Donald Trump from Washington would provide a temporary pause in US-China tensions has been swiftly dispelled.In the short time since President Joe Biden was sworn into office, China has flown more than two dozen combat aircraft near to the self-ruled island of Taiwan and passed a law allowing its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels. Meanwhile, the US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the South China Sea.Analysts say such moves are likely only the beginning of what is expected to be a potentially uneasy initial relationship between the new Biden administration and Beijing.

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THE LONGER TELEGRAM – Toward a new American China strategy


by Anonymous

Atlantic Council

Key points

  • The single most important challenge facing the United States and the democratic world in the twenty-first century is the rise of an increasingly authoritarian and aggressive China under Xi Jinping. China has long had an integrated, operational strategy for dealing with the United States. The United States has so far had no such strategy with regard to China. This is a dereliction of national responsibility.
  • US strategy and policy toward China must be laser-focused on the fault lines among Xi and his inner circle–aimed at changing their objectives and behavior and thus their strategic course. Communist Party elites are much more divided about Xi’s leadership and vast ambitions than is widely appreciated.
  • The foremost goal of US strategy should be to cause China’s ruling elites to conclude that it is in China’s best interests to continue operating within the US-led liberal international order rather than building a rival order, and that it is in the Chinese Communist Party’s best interests to not attempt to expand China’s borders or export its political model beyond China’s shores.

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Bà Trần Tố Nga và phiên tòa lịch sử: Tôi hoàn toàn không đơn độc

NGUYỄN THỤY PHƯƠNG 24/1/2021 6:00 GMT+7

TTCT – Một nạn nhân chất độc da cam đơn thương độc mã đối mặt với 26 công ty hùng mạnh, thông qua một thiết chế luật pháp quốc tế, đòi công lý cho mình. Đó là hành trình hơn 10 năm bước vào cuộc tranh đấu của bà Trần Tố Nga, trong đó có hơn 6 năm theo đuổi 19 phiên tòa thủ tục đầy trắc trở, trong niềm tin kiên định rằng tội ác sẽ bị kết án, công lý không chỉ tới cho riêng mình bà mà sẽ mở đường cho rất nhiều nạn nhân chất độc da cam Việt Nam và trên thế giới. Tại Paris (Pháp), nhà nghiên cứu Nguyễn Thụy Phương (Tiến sĩ Giáo dục học, Giảng viên thỉnh giảng – Đại học Paris) trò chuyện cùng bà Trần Tố Nga trước ngày phiên tòa chính thức tiến hành (25-1-2021).

Bà Trần Tố Nga. Ảnh: Đức Trương – Hội Collectif Vietnam

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Bà Trần Tố Nga và phiên tòa lịch sử: “Một phiên tòa chính trị, lịch sử và độc nhất!”

NGUYỄN THỤY PHƯƠNG 24/1/2021 10:00 GMT+7

TTCT – Đây là lời của luật sư William Bourdon, một trong ba luật sư người Pháp (cùng Bertrand Repolt, Amélie Lefebvre), đã đồng hành cùng bà Trần Tố Nga trong 10 năm bà đi tìm công lý. Họ sẽ bảo vệ bà trong phiên tòa sắp tới (ngày 25-1-2021 tại Pháp), cáo buộc 26 công ty hóa chất Mỹ về hành vi diệt chủng môi trường (écocide) trong cuộc chiến tranh ở Việt Nam.

Tuần hành của những bạn bè quốc tế ủng hộ bà Trần Tố Nga (Ảnh: Đức Trương – Hội Collectif Vietnam)

Vì đây là lần đầu tiên, nạn nhân duy nhất, đơn thương độc mã đối mặt với 26 công ty hùng mạnh, như Monsanto và Dow Chemical, thông qua một thiết chế luật pháp quốc tế.

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The Future of the U.S. and China

The Future of the U.S. and China Opening Session: The Global Chessboard

January 14, 2021 — Asia Society Northern California Executive Director Margaret Conley gives welcome remarks to the center’s signature one-day conference, The Future of the U.S. and. and China: Seeking Truth Through Facts, followed by opening remarks from Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, lieutenant governor of California. Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd then delivers a keynote address on the necessary frameworks for China and the United States to co-exist and continue collaboration, maintain competition, and prevent conflict. (31 min., 22 sec.)

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