Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Encircle the dragon: India, US, Japan in dance of diplomacy

[ via First Post ] 20 Dec

There is always strength in numbers. And so it is with India, the United States and Japan who decided to come together to take stock of common concerns in Asia ranging from maritime security to piracy to terrorism. They met as a troika for the first time Washington on Monday to begin a process of creating a mesh of interlinked interests and infuse a better balance in Asia. 

Underneath the diplomatic veneer, concern about China can’t be denied. Neither articulated nor intentional, China is nonetheless the reason for this slow “flash mob” of countries coming together over time. Japan, the US and Australia already have a trilateral going since 2006. There is talk of the US, Australia and India creating another triangle.

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