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If the US went to war with China, who would win?

If the US went to war with China, who would win?

Admiral James Stavridis was 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He spent the bulk of his operational career in the Pacific, and is author of “2034: ...

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The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

The Quad, composed of the United States, Australia, India, and Japan, is not a formal alliance. Still, the group has intensified its security and economic ties as tensions with China rise. What does the Quad do? The Quad, officially the Quadrilateral ...

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Winning Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand

Winning Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand

Since 2019 Vietnam has been visibly improving its military facilities on several of the Spratly islands that China has been claiming even though the islands are closer to Vietnam and were often occupied by Vietnamese civilian or military facilities. The ...

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Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

 Excessive fishing has caused fish stocks in the East Sea to plunge 95 percent since 1950, a recent report of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) showed. Chinese fishing vessels in the East Sea (Photo: sggp.org.vn) Fish catches also suffered a ...

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Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power

Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power

Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power The most frequently-asked question from U.S. scholars and experts visiting Vietnam these days is, “What does Vietnam want from the United States when it comes to the South China Sea?” Given the ...

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On the way to the largest naval power: China wants sea

On the way to the largest naval power: China wants sea

The “New Silk Road” is to extend Beijing’s influence on the water – to the North Sea. It’s not just about economic interests. The huge project intensifies military tensions. Hardly any major project of the Chinese government is internationally so ...

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Fish for peace in the South China Sea

Fish for peace in the South China Sea

This article comments favorably on the CSIS expert working group’s blueprint for establishing regional cooperative arrangements in the South China Sea. Yet this article proposes an alternative—or supplementary—approach. Quite a few scholars have come up with proposals for how to ...

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China’s embrace of the Greater Mekong Subregion

China’s embrace of the Greater Mekong Subregion

Dr Joern Dosch  The Mekong is Southeast Asia’s longest river and the twelfth-largest in the world. It originates in Tibet, flows through the Chinese province of Yunnan, and continues southward across or alongside Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – ...

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