17 August 2016   Leave a comment

The Council on Foreign Relations has developed a “Global Conflict Tracker” which is a useful interactive graphic on conflicts all over the world.  It is a great site to find basic information about conflicts all over the world and whether they have significant or limited effects on American foreign policy.  It is specifically directed toward American foreign policy which is a serious limitation, but I suspect that the narrow focus fits in with the mandate of the Council.

The Japanese have released a 4 minute video of a fleet of between 200-300 Chinese vessels sailing around the area of the East China Sea near the disputed islands called Diaoyu by the Chinese and the Senkaku by the Japanese.  The incident is suggestive of the importance both sides attach to their claims to these islands.  There were no shots fired in the incident, but tensions between the two states are clearly on the rise.

The Disputed Islands

JCG Prepares At Disputed Senkaku/Daioyu Islands For Chinese Ships Entering Japan's Territorial Water

The Claims by Both Sides


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Posted August 18, 2016 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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