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Ukraine conflict echoes loudest in Vietnam, not Taiwan

A South China Sea incident could easily escalate

| Vietnam
Soldiers of PLA Navy patrol at Woody Island, which is claimed by Vietnam, in the Paracel Archipelago in January 2016: Beijing has continued to exercise military options against Vietnam.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corp. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

Russia's war in Eastern Europe has prompted Indo-Pacific security watchers to draw comparisons between Ukraine's plight and that of Taiwan with regard to China.

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