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How South China Sea Conflicts Can Be Avoided

HOUSTON, March 30, 2016 — David J. Firestein, Perot fellow and senior vice president for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy at the EastWest Institute, discusses security issues in the South China Sea and how there's "no way" competing territorial claims can be settled to the satisfaction of all claiments in the forseeable future. He suggests though that there are practical steps concerned parties like China and the United States can take to avoid escalation through misinterpretation. (5 min., 10 sec.)


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Policy
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Lifestyle
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Business
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Arts
Video Excerpt: Prahlad Singh Tipanya performs at the Asia Society, March 21, 2009. (9 min.).
Business
NEW YORK, March 20, 2009 - Nam An Group's CEO and Founder Dr. Ly Qui Trung discusses building Pho24 into a global brand, and the growth of entrepreneurship in Vietnam. (1 hr., 9 min.)
Business
Video Excerpt: Dr.
Business
NEW YORK, March 17, 2009 - CEO delegation discusses the prospects of a strategic US-India alliance. (1 hr., 11 min.)
Business
Video Excerpt: Ambassador Frank G. Wisner and Tarun Das discuss India’s strategy to compete in a post-recession global economy at the Asia Society, March 17, 2009.
Arts
NEW YORK, March 17, 2009 - Historian and commentator Juan Cole discusses common American misconceptions about Islam in a talk tied to the launch of his latest book, Engaging the Muslim World.
Arts
Video Excerpt: Juan Cole on linguistic carelessness—the use of Islamic for Muslim, and vice versaduring a discussion at
Policy
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