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Presentation to the 59th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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by Richard Fisher, Jr.
Published on October 13th, 2013
TESTIMONY

China’s military modernization and rapid build-up has sparked an arms race with Asian states that can afford it and various arms races will continue even if the U.S. “Rebalance” to Asia is a success.  Degree of U.S. success will pace Asian demand for advanced military technology. China’s support that allows North Korea to exist, plus its military assistance, is making worse longstanding latent interest in nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan. NATO’s interests are strengthened when Asia is stable and it is best not to help those who are promoting instability. 

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