And Strained Relations Remain Strained

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    Clearly, Mouse Lee was pandering to domestic politics by blatantly and obviously trying to stir up nationalist feelings in SKorea with his little stunt recently. But beyond that, tentions seem to be high among neighbors with long histories and long memories.
     
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    Hillary tryin' to enlist Russia's help...
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    Nationalism stokes island disputes around Asia
    September 6, 2012 — They are mere specks on the map. Many are uninhabited, and others sparsely so by fishermen and seasonal residents. Yet the disputed ownership of these tiny constellations of islands is inflaming nationalist fervor from the cold North Pacific to the tropical South China Sea.
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    Wary US looks to calm rising tensions in Asia
    8 Sept.`12 — Alarmed by a rise in nationalist sentiment around the Asia-Pacific, the Obama administration is looking for Russia to play a greater role in the region as it seeks to quell growing maritime tensions.
     
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