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Strategic Moves in East Asia Leave US Policymakers in a Panic

Affiliated with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), one of Washington's key think tanks on military affairs, Shevin-Coetzee and Hellman warned that "as Russia manages to straddle" the fine line between crisis management and strategic planning, managing "immediate crises and investing in future partnerships," US policymakers must attempt to do the same.
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In particular, mindful of the Obama administration's long-standing intention to 'pivot' toward Asia, and of Moscow's new, more assertive stand, the analysts suggest that "policymakers cannot afford to neglect the Asia-Pacific [region] and the increasing role that Russia is playing there. Home to vibrant economies, emerging powers and more than half the world's population, the region holds significant economic promise."
"Yet there are real perils and potential challenges that require careful attention," the analysts warn. These, they suggest, stem from Russia, naturally…
Commenting on China's recent moves to bolster its security position in the Pacific, something which has irritated US policymakers used to American dominance in the region to no end, Shevin-Coetzee and Hellman warn that "recently…it is not only Beijing's actions that should concern American policymakers."
"Russia is developing a closer defense, economic and energy relationship with China and other countries in the region. Although this burgeoning Sino-Russian partnership is not a panacea for each country's woes, it is a particularly convenient one as Moscow secures both alternative export markets and political influence, and Beijing counters the United States' reluctance to craft a new world order favorable to China."
Now, "in light of this newfound entente and Russia's strategic shift eastward," the hawkish analysts suggest, "the Asia-Pacific [region] presents new challenges that were not as salient when the United States first announced the rebalance."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could someone at the State Department and Pentagon, have possibly reminded President Obama that the setting up of sanctions against Russia for "allegedly" annexing Crimea (which Russia did NOT do) would set the stage for a vast Sino-Russian reset, economically, and with regard to enhanced military cooperation?!?

Why does the US government, collectively, seem to value, as one of its primary criteria for hiring people, the almost pathological inability to see anything through to its logical conclusion?!?

IF I, as an ordinary US citizen, could have seen this coming from miles away, why couldn't the US government?!?

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