Syrian pullout | US abandonment of Kurds sends bad message to allies in East Asia

US abandonment of Kurds sends bad message to allies in East Asia

Once again, Washington has left allies to face greater regional powers on their own; the implications for East Asia are stark

December 28, 2018 2:12 PM (UTC+8)
Taiwan soldiers take part in a drill at the Ching Chuan Kang airbase in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018, simulating a Chinese attack as Beijing stepped up military and diplomatic pressure on the island amid growing tension. Photo: Sam Yeh / AFP
Taiwan soldiers take part in a drill at the Ching Chuan Kang airbase in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018, simulating a Chinese attack as Beijing stepped up military and diplomatic pressure on the island amid growing tension. Photo: Sam Yeh / AFP