Can the U.S. and China Avoid War in the Asia-Pacific?

Can the U.S. and China Avoid War in the Asia-Pacific?
U.S. warships participate in a bilateral training exercise in the South China Sea, May 10, 2015 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner via Flickr).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the resignation of Mexico’s finance minister, the prospects for Gabon’s opposition after that country’s contested election, and the EU’s ruling on Apple’s back taxes in Ireland. For the Report, Hugh White joins us to talk about great power rivalry and the risk of war in the Asia-Pacific between the U.S. and China.


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Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

DW News: Beijing Angered by U.S. Warship Patrol
CBS This Morning: President Obama Downplays China Arrival Incident
EuroNews: Obama Pivoting in Asia

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