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areas of potential conflict (internationally)

Page history last edited by Brian D Butler 8 years, 2 months ago

 

 

Areas of potential conflict (internationally)

... to keep an eye on...

 

 

 

 

China-Japan

 

"China's foreign ministry berated Japan after the mayor of Nagoya told a delegation from Nanjing that a massacre of civilians by the Japanese in the Chinese city in 1937 probably never happened. Japan's occupation of China is an historically thorny issue for the two countries. Nanjing severed its sister-city ties with Nagoya in response. " February 2012, source: The Economist

 

China - India

 

  1. disputed land border between two countries
  2. Tibet issue - Dalai Lama in India = source of friction 

 

 

South China Seas:

 

 

India - Pakistan

 

disputed land border between two countries

 

Cyprus (Greece-Turkey)

 

impediment to Turkey's ascension to the European Union 

 

Israel - Iran

see Trends in the Middle East and Arab states and IsraelIran

 

 

Russia - Georgia

while quiet now, the southern border of Russia with Georgia could potentially be a flash point again (?)

 

 

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