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  • The geopolitics of US-China naval rivalry in the Western Pacific
    The geopolitics of US-China naval rivalry in the Western Pacific

    Category: Commentary
    For China, naval strategy is a means to force the US to adjust its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific to accommodate its rise.  The Chinese intention is to edge the US out of the Western Pacific and to dislodge it from its current forward military presence, leaving the South China Sea and Taiwan to a Chinese sphere of influence. 
  • Japan’s National Interests in the South China Sea: FON, the Rule of Law, and Nuclear Deterrence
    Japan’s National Interests in the South China Sea: FON, the Rule of Law, and Nuclear Deterrence

    Category: Working Papers
    The great geostrategist Nicholas Spykman once described the South China Sea as the ‘Asiatic Mediterranean’ to emphasise its importance in Asian geopolitics. Just as the Roman Empire sought control over the Mediterranean and the United States over the Caribbean in pursuit of regional dominance, China seeks dominance over the South China Sea, making it a ‘Chinese Caribbean.’
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