Vietnam’s National Security Architecture

By |2018-12-12T12:44:49+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Vuving|Tags: |

Dr. Alexander L. Vuving has a new paper entitled “Vietnam’s National Security Architecture” which is an overview of their system and some of their major security threats and concerns. These threats and concerns include the South China Sea disputes, regime critics and opposition, natural and environmental disasters and climate change, and trafficking. View/Read Paper

OpEd: Tracking the Philippines’ Force Build-up in the South China Sea

By |2017-10-27T12:38:15+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Vuving|

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new opinion piece entitled “Tracking the Philippines’ Force Build-up in the South China Sea,” on cogitASIA, a blog of the CSIS Asia Program. Here’s an excerpt from that article: Philippine strategic culture has combined a reliance on the United States for external defense and a focus on internal threats, especially the Muslim and Communist insurgents on the southern island of Mindanao. This has resulted in a chronic neglect of the navy, air force, and coast guard. Read the full article at : https://www.cogitasia.com/tracking-the-philippines-force-build-up-in-the-south-china-sea/ The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the [...]

OpEd: Tracking Malaysia’s Force Build-up in the South China Sea

By |2017-10-18T11:13:11+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: College, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Opinions/Editorials, Vuving|

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new opinion piece entitled "Tracking Malaysia’s Force Build-up in the South China Sea," on cogitASIA, a blog of the CSIS Asia Program. Here's an excerpt from that article: The declining trend in Malaysia’s defense outlay was halted in 2013. That year, Malaysia was shocked when China staged a naval exercise around James Shoal, a 72-foot deep underwater bank lying 55 nautical miles (nm) off the Malaysian Borneo coast. It was also in 2013 that China Coast Guard ships started to anchor at South Luconia Shoal, an oil-rich area lying 70 nm off Borneo. Each of Malaysia’s [...]

OpEd: Force Buildup in the South China Sea: The Myth of an Arms Race

By |2017-10-13T14:14:52+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Courses, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Vuving|

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new opinion piece entitled "Force Buildup in the South China Sea: The Myth of an Arms Race" on cogitASIA, a blog of the CSIS Asia Program. Here's an excerpt from the article: "If an arms race is an attempt to equal or surpass one’s competitor, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are not playing catch-up with China, nor with one another. These three major Southeast Asian claimants in the South China Sea have little intention of achieving military parity or superiority. Instead, their long-term ambition is what can be called “minimal deterrence.” They want to build just [...]

Dr. Vuving discusses China-Vietnam relations on CSIS’ ChinaPower Podcast

By |2017-07-21T12:11:29+00:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Vuving|

DKI APCSS’ Professor Alexander Vuving recently appeared on “ChinaPower” Podcast where he discusses ties between China and Vietnam and their implications for regional stability. According to the podcast summary, the discussion will cover how “Despite historically strong party-to-party ties between Hanoi and Beijing, territorial disputes and competition for influence in Southeast Asia have led to increased tensions between Vietnam and China. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to China at the start of 2017 seemed to indicate both countries were working to stabilize relations. However, in June, Vice Chairman of the CMC Fan Changlong, cut short his visit to Hanoi, [...]

Dr. Alex Vuving publishes an article entitled ‘What Vietnam Can Offer America’

By |2017-06-01T13:44:59+00:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Vuving|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’  Dr. Alex Vuving published an article entitled "What Vietnam Can Offer America"  May 28  in The National Interest magazine. Here is an excerpt from the article: The United States and Vietnam have important economic and security issues to discuss. With $32 billion of bilateral-trade surplus, Vietnam ranked sixth among the countries that contributed to the United States’ $502 billion trade deficit last year. With ideological ties to North Korea, Hanoi can play a role in Washington’s effort to isolate and pressure the emerging nuclear-armed state. And stretching along the western coast of the [...]

Using a fable to explain the South China Sea dilemma – Dr. Alex Vuving

By |2017-03-09T11:15:59+00:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Vuving|

Dr. Alexander Vuving has two new articles published by “The National Interest.” In his article “Cops, Robbers and the South China Sea’s New Normal,” Vuving tries to explain the South China Sea issue using a fable that a friend can understand.   This two-part story is about the strategic situation, key dilemmas, and best solutions for the South China Sea.  He concludes the fable in a second article, “Cops and Robbers (Again): Solving the South China Sea Dilemma.” The full stories can be found online at:  http://nationalinterest.org/feature/cops-robbers-the-south-china-seas-new-normal-18835   and http://nationalinterest.org/feature/cops-robbers-again-solving-the-south-china-sea-dilemma-19012 Alexander L. Vuving is Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for [...]

Dr. Alexander Vuving has three new articles available online

By |2016-07-27T11:09:53+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: College, Courses, Faculty, Vuving|

“Why the South China Sea Ruling Is a Game Changer” by Dr. Vuving was recently published by The Diplomat.  In this OpEd, he describes how the ruling has transformed the strategic landscape in the South China Sea. According to Dr. Vuving, “The arbitral’s decision is reconfiguring the game nations play in the South China Sea in three main ways. First, it brings a great deal of clarity to the game and legally clears most of the South China Sea from dispute. At its core, the verdict includes several key judgments that help accomplish this. Perhaps most consequentially, it says that China’s [...]

How Vietnam can stop the South China Sea ADIZ – Dr. Alex Vuving

By |2017-03-09T11:21:55+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Vuving|

Dr. Alexander Vuving has a new article published by The National Interest on “How Vietnam can stop the South China Sea ADIZ.” He begins with the question of “What is China’s next big move in the South China Sea?”  According to Vuving, many experts believe that China will eventually claim an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the area. He explains how these assumptions came about and what the reaction might be from key plays in the South China Sea including the creation of a possible Vietnamese ADIZ.  Vuving states that “a Vietnamese ADIZ that covers the Paracel Islands could cause [...]

South China Sea: Who occupies what in the Spratlys – Dr. Alex Vuving

By |2017-03-09T11:22:30+00:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: External Publications, Vuving|

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article is   "South China Sea: Who occupies what in the Spratlys" was recently published by The Diplomat.   The South China Sea’s Spratly Islands is part of a complex dispute about ownership and claims. In the article, Vuving consolidates information from multiple sources to show which countries occupy the Spratlys.   According to Vuving, “there is still no real clarity about who occupies what in the Spratly Islands. It is not uncommon to find articles – and sometimes even publicly available documents, maps and data – that contain inaccurate, conflicting and sometimes unreliable information. This piece attempts [...]