Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Why a US foreign policy aimed at obstructing China won’t succeed

  • India, grappling with a coronavirus resurgence, will not be pushed to take the US side against China
  • Washington’s move towards a cold war with Beijing, amid frosty relations with Moscow, will only drive the two nuclear powers closer

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.