Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

US-China tensions: an America all too experienced in war must take stock

  • Joe Biden is pulling the plug on the Afghanistan conflict, but unwisely taking a hard line against China
  • The situation around the East and South China seas is making the world nervous, and Beijing, for its part, must not misread Washington

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.