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Topic - Patrick M. Cronin
Russia bullies Ukraine and pushes its claims to the North Pole, while Beijing beefs up naval patrols in the South China Sea and challenges U.S. allies on its borders. As the Obama administration attempts an ambitious reorientation of the nation's strategic and diplomatic focus, two regional powerhouses and former Cold War adversaries are showing themselves increasingly keen to challenge Washington's dominance on the world stage.
U.S. officials have praised the re-election of Taiwan's president, even though it sets the island nation and longtime U.S. ally on course for closer ties with mainland China.
Mr. Cronin contends that the Taiwanese president did so to appease voters critical of his closeness with China.
The bottom line is that "it's going to be harder for the United States to sell arms to Taiwan," says Patrick M. Cronin, who directs the Asia Program at the Center for New American Security.