December 21, 2012

Rising Tensions in Asia's Contested Waters

CNAS, Center for a New American Security

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CNAS Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Dr. Patrick Cronin argues that despite rising tensions in the East and South China Seas, conflict between the United States and China can and should be averted. He contends that the United States needs to adopt a more detailed and tailored strategy toward the East and South China Seas and increase its engagement throughout the Asia-Pacific region through a wide range of military, diplomatic and economic tools.

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TAGGED: East China Sea, South China Sea, Asia

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