China's planned floating nuclear power facilities in South China Sea: Technical and Political Challenges

China's planned floating nuclear power facilities in South China Sea: Technical and Political Challenges

The operation of the fleet of Chinese floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea carries with it numerous safety and security risks that may have widespread consequences to not only China but also to Southeast Asia and beyond.
The EU's interest and policy towards  East Asia maritime security

The EU's interest and policy towards East Asia maritime security

The EU is better suited to pursue its interests East Asia through the promotion of multilateral ocean governance and concrete collaboration measures.
Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte, China  and Resource-Sharing in the South China Sea

Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte, China and Resource-Sharing in the South China Sea

The only way for a Joint Development Agreement to push through is that Duterte would manage to amend the Philippine constitution, largely ignore his country’s arbitration award victory, and overcome deep-seated public antipathy towards resource-sharing agreements with China.  
Hyper-nationalism is not the future

Hyper-nationalism is not the future

There is no easy solution to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, but boosting nationalism to the point of extremeness is not the answer.
New Mahathir Administration's South China Sea Policy

New Mahathir Administration's South China Sea Policy

Malaysia’s approach on South China Sea under Mahathir may provide additional gain for ASEAN collectively, now that Malaysia can provide a strong voice in dealing with China on pushing for a legally binding COC.

China's planned floating nuclear power facilities in South China Sea: Technical and Political Challenges

The operation of the fleet of Chinese floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea ...

The EU's interest and policy towards East Asia maritime security

The EU is better suited to pursue its interests East Asia through the promotion of multilateral ...

Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte, China and Resource-Sharing in the South China Sea

The only way for a Joint Development Agreement to push through is that Duterte would manage ...

Hyper-nationalism is not the future

There is no easy solution to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, but boosting ...

New Mahathir Administration's South China Sea Policy

Malaysia’s approach on South China Sea under Mahathir may provide additional gain for ASEAN collectively, now ...

Follow the Leaders

U.S. Perspective on the South China Sea Order: Strategy Under the Trump Administration

U.S. Perspective on the South China Sea Order: Strategy Under the Trump Administration

By Colin Willet
While much of the day-to-day work of managing U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security interactions in Asia seems to have continued unchanged, this belies a very significant difference in the Trump Administration’s apparent view of how the ...

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

ASEAN and Its Partners for Good Order at Sea: Problems and Proposals

ASEAN and Its Partners for Good Order at Sea: Problems and Proposals

By Le Dinh Tinh
This paper argues that only on a rule-based order enforced by appropriate measures can ASEAN and its partners achieve a peaceful and secure maritime environment that benefits all. To ensure safety and security amid the shifting ...

Expert Interview

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.

Commentary

Duterte’s Evolving South China Sea Policy

Duterte’s Evolving South China Sea Policy

By Aileen S.P. Baviera
Philippine policy on the South China Sea under Duterte is clearly still evolving, and efforts to seek a correct balance between a principled nationalist stand and more pragmatic objectives are bound to encounter many tests.

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

Interview with Bill Hayton on the South China Sea in the post-ruling period

Interview with Bill Hayton on the South China Sea in the post-ruling period

The Maritime Issues conducts an interview with Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow of Chatham House on issues related to the South China Sea.
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