01 Jan '13, 4am

A World of Troubles: 2013

A World of Troubles: 2013

The new year isn't beginning well. The arc of instability now runs all along the Asia-Pacific coastline from Japan through the Indian Ocean and up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea into the Mediterranean. Alarming games of strategic chicken are under way in the islands between China and all its maritime neighbors; Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. The Arab Spring is turning wintry in Egypt as the simmering Sunni-Shiite conflict combines with new horrors in Syria and new rumors of Israeli military strikes against Iran. It is no comfort to say that such confrontations have become familiar, part of the background noise of geopolitics, downgraded to inside pages along with African coups and the grinding endgame in Afghanistan. We are learning once again the lesson of the 1930s, that politics and international stability are hugely dependent on the underlying economics. T...

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