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 /  Texas

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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