East China Sea Tensions

June 24, 2014

In a June 5, 2014 op-ed in The National Interest U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort II scholar Jeffrey Hornung (Asia—Pacific Center for Security Studies) takes a closer look at the incident behind the “verbal barbs”  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong traded at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue and notes these barbs “reflect an increasingly dangerous situation playing out in the East China Sea that carries real-world consequences that may prove difficult to deescalate.” Dr. Hornrung suggests that “because the status quo is becoming increasingly risky, it behooves Beijing and Tokyo to take action to manage the situation.”

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