The COVID-19 pandemic has not made the world safer; old threats have not gone away and new ones remain on the horizon, especially in the South China Sea. Yet key tenets of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative remain bogged down in Congress.
Is Washington’s newfound assertiveness on the South China Sea dispute a matter of long-term statecraft, or short-term electioneering?
This time Hanoi’s preferred weapons were science-based policy and epidemic planning.
In Vietnam we can see many of the challenges, and solutions, to farming in the era of climate change.
If it is ever to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Blue Dot Network has a lot of catching up to do.
COVID-19 has now been added to the long list of difficulties faced by those who rely on fishing the South China Sea to make a living.
Though the COVID-19 has cancelled the upcoming ASEAN summit, affected countries can still forge ahead with cooperation.
The Wuhan coronavirus is just the latest chapter in a long and complicated history between the two neighbors.
As Hanoi ascends to its leading role in both ASEAN and the United Nations, it will face a litany of diplomatic and security challenges in the year ahead.
The US needs to play a stabilizing role in the SCS as China seeks to impose its hegemonic control of the region and beyond.