Why ‘Good Order’ at Sea Matters

Why ‘Good Order’ at Sea Matters

As disputes have escalated into tit-for-tat actions at South China Sea and East Sea, including naval posturing and provocative land reclamation, regional states have sought to enhance ‘good order' by attempting to formalize a nautical ‘code of conduct’. Yet, strategic analysts have proffered differing interpretations of maritime ‘good order’
Viewing Maritime Forces Modernization in the Asia-Pacific in Perspective

Viewing Maritime Forces Modernization in the Asia-Pacific in Perspective

Maritime force buildup cannot be seen in quantitative terms only. In the foreseeable future, Asia-Pacific navies will continue to gravitate towards large, multi-role surface and subsurface platforms that exist in smaller numbers but being each vastly more superior than their older predecessors.
The 9th South China Sea Conference: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development

The 9th South China Sea Conference: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development

The 9th International Conference on the South China Sea hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) took place at Ho Chi Minh City on 27-28 November, 2017.
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.

Why ‘Good Order’ at Sea Matters

As disputes have escalated into tit-for-tat actions at South China Sea and East Sea, including naval ...

Viewing Maritime Forces Modernization in the Asia-Pacific in Perspective

Maritime force buildup cannot be seen in quantitative terms only. In the foreseeable future, Asia-Pacific navies will ...

The 9th South China Sea Conference: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development

The 9th International Conference on the South China Sea hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), ...

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 ...

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

Viewing Maritime Forces Modernization in the Asia-Pacific in Perspective

Viewing Maritime Forces Modernization in the Asia-Pacific in Perspective

By Collin Koh Swee Lean
Maritime force buildup cannot be seen in quantitative terms only. In the foreseeable future, Asia-Pacific navies will continue to gravitate towards large, multi-role surface and subsurface platforms that exist in smaller numbers but being each vastly more ...

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

Why ‘Good Order’ at Sea Matters

Why ‘Good Order’ at Sea Matters

By Abhijit Singh
As disputes have escalated into tit-for-tat actions at South China Sea and East Sea, including naval posturing and provocative land reclamation, regional states have sought to enhance ‘good order' by attempting to formalize a nautical ‘code ...

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

The 9th South China Sea Conference: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development

The 9th South China Sea Conference: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development

The 9th International Conference on the South China Sea hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA) took place at Ho Chi Minh City ...

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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