Could the South China Sea Be the Next Hotbed for Armed Conflicts?
The US miscalculation can potentially trigger more controversy among non-democracies in the Asia-Pacific.
In many ways, Japan seems to be reverting to a “sakoku” state: insular, inward-looking, and ever more xenophobic.
Right now, in the South China Sea, there are many opposing militaries and merely one mistake could lead to disaster.
Once the nationalism genie is out of the bottle, it is difficult to put it back in. Nationalism and militarism…