The Rise of Defense Diplomacy in the South China Sea

by Jacqueline Espenilla

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 349

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Jacqueline Espenilla, Non-Resident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS, explains that “Countries like the Philippines and Vietnam are shrewdly using the power of defense diplomacy to link their navies and military to strategically interested countries, thereby getting tacit support for positions that conform to shared values [regarding] internationally acceptable behavior.”

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