On any given day Asia is on the news in print and electronic medium. For five full days in this part of the world it was all about President Joseph Biden’s visit to South Korea and Japan, all the things he had to say, meant to say, said but did not mean them, what he would have liked to say, so on and so forth. Even in Asia, President Biden did not forget about Ukraine and Russia, reminding the continent about the dangers to the world order of one country destabilizing the international system.
It really does not matter to nations in the Indo Pacific to be reminded of the existing dangers from a visiting head of state or government. It is for all to see: In East Asia, the saber-rattler-in-chief is undoubtedly Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea who was expected to greet President Biden with a nuclear test which would have been the seventh of his regime since it came to power a little over a decade ago.