Category Archives: Japan

“Military Advisers” – The Third Rail of US Engagement in SE Asia

by Joe Scarry Hail the conquering hero! Barack Obama returns to the U.S. following the final leg of his Asia tour, to headlines announcing: “U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence” This probably “smells like victory” to an … Continue reading

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Now HERE’S an “Asia Pivot” I Can Believe In! (Marshall Islands Sues Nuclear “Haves”)

by Joe Scarry Smack dab in the middle of a Barack Obama’s suavely jingoistic Asia tour, and on the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Conference in New York, there has been in new development: Breaking News: Nuclear Zero Lawsuits … Continue reading

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Obama in Japan: How About a Pivot Toward Peacemaking?

by Joe Scarry Hito ni au: zeitaku– Japanese liquor ad Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.– Matthew 5:9  H A R V A R D (William James Hall is the white tower visible in … Continue reading

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Way to Go, President Obama!

Because what America needs more than anything else right now is an expansion of its open-ended (and 70-year-old) “security” guarantee to every Tom, Dick and Harry on the Pacific Rim except, and versus, China: President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that … Continue reading

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