Beijing will be wary of overreacting to protests because of the effect that would have on its biggest goal: reunification with the "renegade province."
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The U.S. and its European allies must get ready to sweep mines, escort tankers, launch cyberattacks and, perhaps, sink Iranian ships.
The purchase of a Russian missile defense is a severe blow to the alliance, but losing a key member would be worse.
A smarter approach involves the U.S. military and Homeland Security working with Mexico.
Canceling the missile strike against Iran made the White House look indecisive, but it could be turned to America's advantage
Only a global alliance will deter Iran from attacks at sea.
The best approach for the U.S. now is to return to a greater focus on allies, partners and friends.
Increasing military cooperation helps both sides now, but in the long run Beijing will rule.
By creating so much daylight between himself and America's strongest ally in Asia, Trump weakens U.S. credibility and geopolitical strength in the region.
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