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YL Blog #61 – The Way Forward: How Vietnam Can Step Up Its Fight Against Human Trafficking

Alarms have been raised over the numerous cases of the trafficking of Vietnamese people. Acknowledging the adverse impact of human trafficking on human and national security, the government of Vietnam has shown a determination to combat the crime. This article presents two sets of policy recommendations for Vietnam to better address human trafficking, including prevention […]

YL Blog #58 – China’s Negative Security Assurance and U.S. Extended Deterrence: Concerns and Implications for Japan

In December 2023, the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory hosted stakeholders in nuclear policy for a two-day workshop on.[1] The conference focused on a number of key questions, including the competitive nuclear strategy of the People’s Republic of China, how the Biden administration is framing strategic competition in the […]