A Third Way for the US in the South China Sea

A Third Way for the US in the South China Sea

Washington should think beyond the dyad of containment and appeasement. The struggle for a rule-based order in South China Sea is enduring and comprehensive, which requires greater persistence and stronger engagements on the part of the US and other regional countries. 
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: A hopeful reality or a hopeless falsity?

A South China Sea Code of Conduct: A hopeful reality or a hopeless falsity?

The Maritime Issues conducts a conversation with Southeast Asia-based experts on issues related to a Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea.
ASEAN’S Long March to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

ASEAN’S Long March to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

If the past is prologue, China’s disregard for the Award and its continual militarization of its features in the South China Sea means that ASEAN’s Long March for a COC will remain a protracted one.
The South China Sea one year after Arbitral Award:  The Calm before the Storm?

The South China Sea one year after Arbitral Award: The Calm before the Storm?

Although the South China Sea award has brought much clarity to the scope of the disputes and opened possibilities for peaceful dispute management, the situation in the South China Sea in the past year tends to tell a different story.  
The U.S. Naval Buildup and Asia under the Trump Administration

The U.S. Naval Buildup and Asia under the Trump Administration

Recognizing the enduring importance of maritime power, President Donald Trump pledged to rebuild the U.S. armed forces in general and the navy in particular. As a result, in 2017, the United States is focused a new on international cooperation backed by strong naval power. 

A Third Way for the US in the South China Sea

Washington should think beyond the dyad of containment and appeasement. The struggle for a rule-based order in ...

A South China Sea Code of Conduct: A hopeful reality or a hopeless falsity?

The Maritime Issues conducts a conversation with Southeast Asia-based experts on issues related to a Code of ...

ASEAN’S Long March to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

If the past is prologue, China’s disregard for the Award and its continual militarization of its ...

The South China Sea one year after Arbitral Award: The Calm before the Storm?

Although the South China Sea award has brought much clarity to the scope of the disputes ...

The U.S. Naval Buildup and Asia under the Trump Administration

Recognizing the enduring importance of maritime power, President Donald Trump pledged to rebuild the U.S. armed ...

Follow the Leaders

Philippine Military Pursues Territorial Defense Goals despite Rapprochement between the Philippines and China

Philippine Military Pursues Territorial Defense Goals despite Rapprochement between the Philippines and China

By Renato Cruz De Castro
President Rodrigo Duterte’s high profile state visit to Beijing in October 2017 led analysts, observers, and decision-makers all over East Asia to conclude the Philippines have turned away from its traditional treaty ally, the United States ...

Flashpoints

The East China Sea: Chinese Efforts to Establish a “New Normal” and Prospects for Peaceful Management

The East China Sea: Chinese Efforts to Establish a “New Normal” and Prospects for Peaceful Management

By Tetsuo Kotani
As the world turns its attention from Chinese militarization of the South China Sea islets to North Korean nuclear and missile provocations, China is making every effort to establish a “new normal” in the East China ...

The History Reader

Unreliable evidence and the South China Sea problem

Unreliable evidence and the South China Sea problem

By Bill Hayton
A review of the verifiable evidence tells a different history about the islands in the South China Sea than that found in the most of the commonly used reference texts. 

The Energy Watcher

Joint Development in the South China Sea:  Lessons from the Past and Future Prospect

Joint Development in the South China Sea: Lessons from the Past and Future Prospect

By Yanmei Xie
The South China Sea is often said to be rich in hydrocarbon reserves, although most of the deposits are unconfirmed, due in part to the multiple claims laid over them by several coastal economies. 

Book review

US’ competitive policy needed in South China Sea

US’ competitive policy needed in South China Sea

By Nguyen Thuy Anh
Robert Haddick’s “Fire on the Water: China, America and the Future of the Pacific” gives readers in-depth knowledge of the present strategic landscape in the Asia-Pacific and the dilemma that the status quo superpower is facing ...

Working Papers

Middle Powers and  the South China Sea: Time to Step Up, or Step Out?

Middle Powers and the South China Sea: Time to Step Up, or Step Out?

By Andrew O’Neil
The decision in July 2016 by a special tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration to dismiss the legitimacy of China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea has raised significant questions about how this ...

Commentary

A Third Way for the US in the South China Sea

A Third Way for the US in the South China Sea

By Vu Quang Tiep & Le Thu Ha
Washington should think beyond the dyad of containment and appeasement. The struggle for a rule-based order in South China Sea is enduring and comprehensive, which requires greater persistence and stronger engagements on the part of the US ...

Videos

Fostering Cooperation in the South China Sea (Special session for Representatives from SCS Young Leaders’ Group)

Fostering Cooperation in the South China Sea (Special session for Representatives from SCS Young Leaders’ Group)

Since 2015, this annual South China Sea Conference series has initiated the Young Leaders Program, which has attracted a dozen of bright young scholars and PhD candidates from many countries to come and discuss ways to ...

Podcast

China’s Maritime Silk Road – A Vietnamese Perspective

China’s Maritime Silk Road – A Vietnamese Perspective

By Vu Truong
In the upcoming conversation with the Maritime Issues, Dr. Vu Truong, Director of the Center for International Studies, HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, will help us to know more about this important initiative ...
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