The US State Secretary is now on a visit to Cambodia. Before he was in Laos. The main purpose of the trip is to form a closer relationship to the United States and to contain China and the possible engagement of new countries in the region in its economic projects such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Paradoxically, after Laos and Cambodia, John Kerry will go to China on Wednesday. This time, the official agenda will be the "deterrence of North Korea."
George Orwell in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four referred to one of the slogans of the ruling regime as being “war is peace.”  The revisionist scholar Dr. Charles A.