Don’t let the East China Sea turn 2014 China into 1914 Europe
— Special to The Globe and Mail
Strategic logic, adversarial fear and nationalistic emotion are often the major paths leading to war – as are their progenies, historical enmity and ethnic humiliation. Unfortunately in the East China Sea, all of these are in play. Fear and emotion are dominating actions; these, if unchecked, can increase the prospect of a conflict no one wants needs or can afford.