It is well-known that the United States’ foreign policy of using extremist Islamic regimes as proxies against the Soviet Union and supporting petro-sheikhs in exchange for economic concessions has boomeranged and has caused extensive damage to the political systems and economies of a number of countries in the Middle East and South Asia. Unfortunately, China refuses to learn from the United States’ experience in this regard. In its quest for greater power in the global arena, China is supporting regimes it would love to disappear when it reaches the summit. For instance, China is using Myanmar as a force multiplier in South and South East Asia and conduit to the Indian Ocean. In the process it is supporting a regime in Myanmar that will not turn law-abiding after China achieves its strategic goals.
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