George Yeo on US-China tensions
The most interesting from George Yeo is that he says in Asean there is no ‘market’ for the US attempts to control. He says the smaller countries are being threatened but there are not many buyers for the rules-based international order. Hence China is getting stronger and it knows it is getting stronger. This is what also stood out for me during this week’s National Congress. I sense a resolve that is based on feeling secure within oneself. All of a sudden China is not presenting itself as an insecure country.
Thank you for posting Amarynth… Yeo is such a breath of fresh air when you see first-hand clarity of thought, knowledge of history, and experience in diplomacy. Once again this just serves to amplify the woeful lack of these qualities amongst current western leaders and visionaries. His explanation of how… Read more »
thank you, amarynth, for posting this, i take exception with his initial statement, ‘putin thought it would be a cakewalk.’ no one knows, certainly most especially me, what putin or the elite RF thought—but the reluctance of russia to engage forcefully, her many attempts to negotiate & come to the… Read more »
Hi emersdonreturn, I am not taking sides here except to say that the view of Yeo is very common. The only way to get through it, is to sit and talk for a while, and again step through all the work that the Russians did to avoid a confrontation. We… Read more »
And some more .. I can find shortsightedness everywhere. At this moment, if we are laser-focused on destroying the hegemon, Russia and China must be joined at the hip.
Hi emerson, Yeo is consummate professional. I think all know the real score and that a man of VVP’s intelligence wouldn’t take it lightly to confront the combined West. But all have to pretend, to give the dying Hegemon a fig leaf, right? As Singaporean he has to balance with… Read more »
thank you, amarynth, ahh & via twitter mjacques. your collective response is undoubtedly true. we all must work to continue to talk down the drunk in the corner lashing the air with his broken bottle. my admiration for russia’s patience, most especially putin & the array of sterling elites, grows… Read more »