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?

July 28, 2017
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.
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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

By Carlyle A. Thayer
July 18, 2017
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.
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Shangri-La Dialogue 2017: the South China Sea and the end of a Rules-Based Order?

Shangri-La Dialogue 2017: the South China Sea and the end of a Rules-Based Order?

By Christopher Roberts & Luc Anh Tuan
July 11, 2017
A key focal point of discussions at the June 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue (Security Summit) in Singapore was China and its actions in the South China Sea. Both the opening keynote address and the first two plenary sessions implicitly and/or explicitly responded ...
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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
July 8, 2017
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 Sea with more frequent military ...
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China’s ‘New Thinking’ of the East China Sea Dispute

China’s ‘New Thinking’ of the East China Sea Dispute

By Jian Zhang
July 7, 2017
Recent developments in the East China Sea foreshadow a long-term trend of confrontation between the two great Asian powers which, if not properly managed, could upset regional stability in a catastrophic manner.
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The South China Sea after the Arbitral Tribunal

The South China Sea after the Arbitral Tribunal

By Leszek Buszynski
June 26, 2017
Without law to support its position, Beijing would resort to power to demonstrate control over the South China Sea, not only to exclude external powers such as the US but to intimidate the ASEAN claimants into an acknowledgement of Chinese sovereignty. 
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The South China Sea and China-US Relations: Beijing’s Perspective

The South China Sea and China-US Relations: Beijing’s Perspective

By Jian Zhang
January 19, 2017
Over the last few years the South China Sea (SCS) dispute has become a chief point of friction between Beijing and Washington, causing widespread apprehensions of an emerging Sino–US rivalry that could unsettle the long peace and stability that the region ...
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National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: Australia’s Cautiously Calibrated Approach

National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: Australia’s Cautiously Calibrated Approach

By Euan Graham
December 31, 2016
However vocally supportive Canberra is of the United States in the South China Sea, in an operational sense Australia has held back since Washington began its current freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs), in October 2015, shortly after Malcolm Turnbull took over ...
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The ‘South Sea’ and ASEAN: Failing Unity amidst Beijing’s Duplicitous Diplomacy

The ‘South Sea’ and ASEAN: Failing Unity amidst Beijing’s Duplicitous Diplomacy

By Christopher B. Roberts
December 28, 2016
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has sought to address the challenges of the disputes in the South China Sea for close to a quarter of a century. This paper examines the circumstances and extent to which ASEAN has been ...
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Rebalancing: Vietnam’s South China Sea Challenges and Responses

Rebalancing: Vietnam’s South China Sea Challenges and Responses

By Tran Truong Thuy
December 27, 2016
The South China Sea persists as the leading security and development challenge for Vietnam. In Hanoi’s view, the situation in the South China Sea affects almost all aspects of national security and development: protecting territorial integrity and national sovereignty; promoting maritime economic ...
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The South China Sea:  A Challenging Test of the International Order

The South China Sea: A Challenging Test of the International Order

By Harry Krejsa
December 27, 2016
A central task of the rules-based international order is to address disputes equitably between states without resorting to force or coercion. This task is especially important when disputes involve states with stark power imbalances. In these cases the temptation to pressure ...
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The Southeast Asia Claimant States, ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute

The Southeast Asia Claimant States, ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute

By Carlyle A. Thayer
November 14, 2016
ASEAN needs to address both internal issues affecting its unity and cohesion, and external issues relating to its relations with China and other dialogue partners on South China Sea issues.
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Renewed Strategic Dynamics over the South China Sea:  Options for the US, Japan, and India

Renewed Strategic Dynamics over the South China Sea: Options for the US, Japan, and India

By Kei Koga
November 14, 2016
Indeed, the maritime disputes and tensions over the South China Sea between claimant states has rapidly increased since 2009, and comprises strategic – including political, military, and legal – implications for the future of East Asian power configuration.
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National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: The Case of Indonesia

National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: The Case of Indonesia

By Shafiah Muhibat
November 14, 2016
As long as the Indonesian government continues its “inward looking” policies, there is little chance there would be a dramatic change in its foreign policy towards the South China Sea.
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India as a Middle Power in the South China Sea Dispute

India as a Middle Power in the South China Sea Dispute

By Darshana M. Baruah
November 14, 2016
This paper examines India’s approach towards the South China Sea dispute and the role it can play as a middle power in the region.
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Four Visions of US Strategy on China

Four Visions of US Strategy on China

By Zack Cooper & Jake Douglas
November 14, 2016
This paper discusses these four different schools of thought on US policy regarding China.
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The South and East China Sea Disputes and Their Influence on a Revised World Order

The South and East China Sea Disputes and Their Influence on a Revised World Order

By Liselotte Odgaard
November 14, 2016
Maritime disputes in China’s neighbourhood are important because they confront the key strategic interests of China and the United States as well as their paerceptions of how to define proper conduct and justify sovereignty claims in accordance with international law. 
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