Stratfor: Tolerating Aggressive Chinese Behavior

By Rodger Baker, Stratfor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned Beijing that Tokyo is losing patience with China’s assertive maritime behavior in the East and South China seas, suggesting China consider the economic and military consequences of its actions. His warning followed similar statements from Washington that its patience with China is wearing thin, …

Stratfor: Understanding the China-Japan Island Conflict

By Rodger Baker , Stratfor Vice President of East Asia Analysis Sept. 29 will mark 40 years of normalized diplomatic relations between China and Japan, two countries that spent much of the 20th century in mutual enmity if not at outright war. The anniversary comes at a low point in Sino-Japanese relations amid a dispute over …

China Analysis: The Paradox of South China Sea Naval Strategy

Guest Post by Rodger Baker and Zhixing Zhang, Stratfor Editor’s Note: Econintersect has periodically posted in it’s news blog the confrontations in the South China Sea.  This Stratfor analysis fills in the some of the blanks in knowledge. Over the past decade, the South China Sea has become one of the most volatile flashpoints in …