Dispute over territory in the East China Sea
Of all the hot spots in the world, the disputed area surrounding China and other Asian countries worries me. China has been making some provocative moves of its own and threatening other countries when they move to assert what those countries also consider to be their proper claim.
China has been spending a large percentage of their budget on their military and has a surplus of young males. They also wish to be a major world power and traditionally, world powers tend to try to push others around.
The US is not directly involved, but I could see us being pulled into a conflict if our allies are attacked.
What should we do?
For instance, China is warning Japan regarding the purchase of several islands, from Japanese citizens, in a disputed area.
The UN is useless. What options do the smaller countries have in this region?