Interviews | Security

China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea

The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Patrick Cronin about the current tensions and the repercussions for China, Vietnam, and ASEAN.

Shannon Tiezzi

In the wake of China’s decision to place an oil rig near the Paracel Islands, tensions between China and Vietnam are at their highest point in decades. The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Patrick Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security program at the Center for a New American Security, about the current tensions and the repercussions for China, Vietnam, and ASEAN.