Many signs pointed to an inevitable conclusion that Myanmar's so-called transition to a democracy was a farce. Nevertheless, Obama embraced it wholeheartedly. Myanmar's military staged a coup in February, 2021. With little leverage left, the new Biden administration face a serious challenge.
It should concern all of us that if China keeps pushing the limits of its aggressive tactics, a military confrontation may become unavoidable. At least one defense expert, Robert Farley, has predicted that the first real Sino-U.S. war could be fought in the South China Sea. Let’s hope that will never happen.