Pacific Summit Is Biden’s Chance to Demonstrate U.S. Soft Power

By |2022-10-24T09:09:48-10:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, news|Tags: , |

“Pacific Summit Is Biden's Chance to Demonstrate U.S. Soft Power” is an opinion article written by DKI APCSS faculty member Alexander Vuving and published in September 2022 on Nikkei Asia. This article introduces how the US is beginning to work in the Indo-Pacific region again and reach out to Pacific Island nations to strengthen diplomatic relations. Vuving also offers suggestions on how the U.S. and its allies should seek sustainable influence in the Pacific region. In addition, this paper provides a brief explanation of China’s approach to forming relations with other countries in the region as well as some of [...]

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

By |2021-10-12T21:38:32-10:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving has a new article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled “AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia.” The article discusses the impact of the Australian-UK-US pact on Australia. According to Vuving, although the immediate impact may have been controversial, he states that this puts Australia on the right side of history. “The great-power rivalry between the United States and China is the more fundamental struggle between a rules-based and a hierarchy-based international order,” said Vuving. He concluded that “Australia is fortunate not to have a dilemma between the best choice based on the values [...]

Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?

By |2021-08-20T10:58:48-10:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article is “Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?” published by The Diplomat. In the article Vuving states that “Times of trouble are often times of truth. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to signal their true commitment to friends. To get a sense of how close countries are in geopolitical terms and how warm their relationships are, one can simply count the number of high-level visits or the amount of COVID-19 vaccines donated between them.” He goes on to say that “The relationship between Washington and Hanoi is one of the most delicate [...]

New OpEd looks at Vietnam’s future

By |2021-03-05T14:25:10-10:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major long-term trends in Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policy to the surface. The country will be less aligned with China. In the next decade, it will likely have its first non-conservative leader since the Cold War’s end but its leaders continue to value the Leninist state model.” Read the full article Alexander L. [...]

Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

By |2020-10-15T12:22:18-10:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Allen, Turvold, Vuving, Wieninger, Tekwani, Watson, Byrd, Minnich, Burgoyne, DKI APCSS, publication, news, Mullins, Sitaraman, hemmings, Miyamoto|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center created this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific,” to highlight important issues in the Indo-Pacific region. This book provides a tour d’horizon of the most consequential issues that are defining the global and regional security landscape in the Indo-Pacific. With hindsight, insight, and foresight in each of its chapters, the book offers a perspective to see this landscape in its dynamic making and re-making. Download the Digital Book Edited by Dr. Alexander L. Vuving, [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The Diplomat magazine

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Vuving, Opinions/Editorials, Independent Faculty Articles, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The Diplomat on the second North Korea-US Summit and the options for the two countries going forward. The OpEd entitled “The Future of the Trump-Kim Summit” explains why the Summit was ended without an agreement as well as what’s next for the countries. According to Vuving, “One obvious reason for the breakdown of the summit is its process. It left too much of a gap for the top leaders to close in too little time. But Trump and Kim could have saved the summit by picking “low-hanging fruits.” Part of the package [...]

DKI APCSS Professor has OpEd on N. Korea in latest The National Interest blog

By |2019-10-24T10:08:11-10:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Vuving, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Alexander L. Vuving has a new article in The National Interest profiling N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un and providing his opinion on how the U.S. should response. The OpEd entitled “What Kim Jong Un Really Wants, and How America Should Respond”  provides a background on Kim Jong Un’s first six years as leader and the programs he pursued in order to establish credibility within N. Korea as well as the world. According to Vuving, “North Korea is an opportunity masquerading as a threat.  The United States must not miss the larger struggle in Asia for the squabbles with North [...]

Vietnam’s National Security Architecture

By |2019-10-24T10:08:13-10:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Vuving, news|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 |2017-10-27T12:38:15-10:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications|

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

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 [...]

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