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Fishing For War

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How to avoid a war with China over seafood­—and take a bite in world poverty.

In 2012, Beijing transformed a Soviet-era hulk into its first aircraft carrier, a major step in the country’s military build-up. Now, Chinese officials are confirming they won’t make any more trips to the old aircraft-carrier bazaar but are instead constructing a second naval behemoth themselves—and that more are likely to come.

This growing fleet naturally has American defense strategists worried. Their most pressing concern is how U.S. global powers will be constrained by China’s rising capabilities on the open seas­­ ­. But global security may hinge on a much quieter maritime challenge developing under the surface: control of the world’s fisheries.

Read the full article in Politico here

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