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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.
The American strategy is not clear, but the United States needs to control the area to cut Iran’s expansionism, which is causing alarm among Washington’s key Arab allies and Israel.
During his four years under Carter, beginning in 1977, thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost guided much of U.S. foreign policy, for better or worse.
Dr. Brzezinski’s brash manner and rapidly hardening views on Soviet expansionism quickly brought him into conflict with Cyrus R. Vance, the patrician lawyer and government administrator who was Carter’s secretary of state, and Vance’s aides.
And during his four years under Mr. Carter, beginning in 1977, thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost guided much of American foreign policy, for better or worse.
Administration officials said Mr. Trump wanted to mend the alliance with the Philippines as a bulwark against China’s expansionism in the South China Sea.
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Definition of expansionism for English Language Learners
: the belief that a country should grow larger : a policy of increasing a country's size by expanding its territory
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