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Israel, too, has been worried about Iran’s expansionism in Syria, through Hezbollah.
While Indian media have issued shrill warnings about Chinese expansionism, Chinese state media have also ramped up their bellicose rhetoric, with the nationalist tabloid Global Times warning Wednesday that Beijing would make no concessions.
This was a response to Japan's militaristic expansionism that included widespread war crimes in China before World War II.
But Xi also moved to counter accusations of expansionism, which especially dog Beijing's activity in the South China Sea, where his navy has been reclaiming and militarizing disputed rocks and reefs.
De Klerk: With the coming down of the Berlin Wall, and the breakup of the U.S.S.R., the threat of Soviet communist expansionism fell away.
Control of Deir al-Zour would provide Washington with a key chance to block Iranian expansionism in a strategically important area along the Iraqi border.
In the early 1980s, President Reagan shifted away from his predecessors’ containment strategy toward a new plan of rolling back Soviet expansionism.
In the end, drawing attention to Russian expansionism did Romney little good.
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