South China Sea

Can Asia prevent its own Crimea?


By Bonnie Glaser & Ely Ratner With the world watching Ukraine with wary eyes, the U.S. Navy’s lead admiral in the Pacific suggested Asia could face a similar crisis if the continent’s other major power continues on its current path. Since 2009, China has…

Vietnam: Days not Forgotten


By Jonathan  D. London Internationally, the rhythms of Vietnam’s political calendar are not frequently discussed. And yet in the context of escalating regional tensions and of fragile efforts to address them, it is worth noting that January, February, and March…

MH370: Five Concerns

Malaysia Airline Search

By Ernest Z. Bower, Christopher K. Johnson, & Thomas M. Sanderson Four days ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) disappeared over the South China Sea with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Nine nations are…