Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Things to Read

About the current administration's policy toward Iran and Israel: In From the Cold: Feckless and at "Shadow Government" portion of the Foreign Policy website, Hand-wringing while the Middle East burns

CDR Salamander's Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XLII with a link to a bit on the Chinese push in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea and the attendant claim to "2 million square kilometers of water" surrounding the islands. Ah, that exclusive economic zone stuff - a simple concept that could cause war.

Professor James Holmes piece at The Diplomat on Viet Nam's look at buidling "Model Maritime Militia Force" for . . . responding to China's moves in the Paracel Islands. (h/t Information Dissemination)

Map above is from news reports following the Chinese harassment of USNS ship Impeccable in March 2009.

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