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Good and better ways to secure East Asia

Joacy, M. (2007). Giuliani Visit to London Aims to Bolster Credentials. Wall Street Journal. September 20, 2007.

My preference is to keep NATO as a keep-Russia-out-of-Europe club, and build up a Pacific NATO. Still, multilateralizing America's security guarantee to the geostrategically chaotic states of the western Pacific (Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, etc.) would not be a bad thing, and Giuliani's calls to expand NATO into the Pacific are not foolish.

While Tom disagrees, this seems to be a case of the great (waiting for a Pacific Treaty Organization that includes all the western Pacific states) becoming the enemy of the good (providing east Asia's first institutional security guarantee).

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I like the idea of expanding NATO to like minded states.

Posted by: PurpleSlog | Saturday, September 22, 2007

A European think-tank called FAES came out with a proposal for expanding NATO a while back. Here's a link:

http://documentos.fundacionfaes.info/document_file/filename/766/00088-00_-_NATO_an_alliance.pdf

Posted by: Colin | Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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