Wednesday, June 11, 2014

China is the "Gravest Strategic Challenge" to British Empire

In a a sharp polemic carried by the Singapore Straits Times, Dr. Jonathan Eyal, International Director at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), demands immediate, sharp, provocative actions against China.

"[I]t is clear that China has crossed a fundamental psychological barrier. Beijing is no longer engaged in just a reactive or theoretical assertion of its rights to territories and waters; China now sets the strategic agenda with pre-emptive actions which create irreversible facts on the ground. And China will continue doing so unless the United States and its allies — both in Asia and elsewhere — respond in a more coherent manner."

Based in London, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, was founded in 1831, by the Duke of Wellington, and has as its President, HRH the Duke of Kent.

Eyal continued: "This is the most audacious and gravest strategic challenge to the US and its allies since the disappearance of the Soviet Union. Still, there are plenty of ways the US can effectively respond to this challenge without unleashing a war." The Full article can be seen here.