Center for Strategic Communication

No Shangri-La in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, for the 14th Asia Security Summit, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Singapore. TPhoto: Wong Maye-E, AP On Saturday in Singapore, U.S. Defense...

U.S. Confronts China Over Airspace in South China Sea

Chinese construction on the previously submerged Hughes Reef. Photo: Tuoi Tre I had not given much thought to the flight plan of the airline I recently booked to go back to the U.S. from Vietnam, but recent events in the airspace over the South China Sea prompted an...

Does Vladimir Putin Dream of Attu?

By Patricia Lee Sharpe Does Vladimir Putin have fantasies about making it easier for Sarah Palin to see Russia clearly from her home in Alaska?   Might be. Back in 2008, when asked about her expertise in the area of foreign policy, the Republican Vice Presidential...