Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 17, 2021

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara, foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain transit the Philippine Sea
Julian Ryall, DW: Can US and Japan push back against China in Indo-Pacific?
The US-Japan joint statement on China's "destabilizing behavior" underlines the importance the Biden administration places on peace, stability and the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan and the United States on Tuesday condemned Chinese "coercion and aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region.
In a joint statement after a meeting in Tokyo, the two nations' foreign and defense ministers said they will not tolerate Beijing's "destabilizing behavior."
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 17, 2021
Biden’s blitzkrieg diplomacy is all about China — Richard Javad Heydarian, Asia Times
US-China relations: Adversary or partner? — BBC
US-China relations: Beyond the 'Cold War' cliche — Jonathan Marcus, BBC
US should tell China: 'Legal warfare' against Taiwan will lead to real war — Joseph Bosco, The Hill
China's Strategic Standpoint — George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
Will Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands Be the Next Crimea? — Shahn Savino, Charles Dunst, WPR
Why India Must Avoid Hitching Itself to US Military’s Plans for China and the Indo-Pacific — Pravin Sawhney, The Wire
Biden needs a breakthrough with Iran and North Korea — Stephen Collinson, CNN
From protests to civil war: Understanding Syria's decade of horror — France 24
Turkey and Iran's Power Struggle in Iraq — Salem Alketbi, Jerusalem Post
Darkness descends on Lebanon’s failed state — Antonio Williams, Asia Times
Scotland: David Davis’s bombshell leak spells trouble for Nicola Sturgeon — Alex Massie, Spectator
Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus — ReutersOriginal Article

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