De-combatising the Spratly Disputes

De-combatising the Spratly Disputes

By You Ji
December 31, 2016
The possibility of standoffs among the Spratly disputants and especially between China and the US may have increased with the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal on 12 July 2016. The award has invalidated Beijing’s basis for Spratly patrols based on the nine-dotted line. At the same time it lends America new ground for Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) in the South ...
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The Military–Strategic Situation in and around the South China Sea

The Military–Strategic Situation in and around the South China Sea

By Richard A. Bitzinger
December 22, 2016
The nations surrounding the South China Sea (SCS) now constitute a leading consumer of arms, and increasingly some of the most modern and most advanced armaments are finding their way into the inventories of Asian militaries. As a result, many Asian-Pacific ...
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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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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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Maritime Security in Southeast Asia - An Appraisal

Maritime Security in Southeast Asia - An Appraisal

By Ab. Rahim Hussin, Jalila Abdul Jali, lMohamad Zulariff Abdullah
November 14, 2016
As opposed to the definition of military security which relates to the security of a state and its people, maritime security covers a wider range to include maritime terrorism, people smuggling, narcotics trafficking, smuggling of goods, piracy, transnational crime, as well ...
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