Assessing the Impact of Hybrid Threats on Ontological Security via Entanglement

Petros Petrikkos • Jul 1 2022 • Articles

The rapid rise of innovation and technological advances has shown that the prospects of security breaches across states and societies are also increasing.

Understanding China’s ‘New’ Assertiveness from Resolved Territorial Questions

Bhaso Ndzendze • Jun 29 2022 • Articles

China’s assertiveness has its roots in popular sovereignty and is motivated by perceptions of international humiliation that took place long before the current era.

US Policy in the South China Sea Across Three Administrations

Adam Gerval and Mark Henderson • Jun 27 2022 • Articles

The Obama, Trump and Biden administrations have shifted focus in varying degrees, but the primary objective has remained the maintenance of free navigation.

The Dokdo and Kuril Islands: Japan’s Twin Disputes

Serafettin Yilmaz • Jun 27 2022 • Articles

Deepening economic ties, ideological affinity, and the US security umbrella involving both Japan and South Korea have all failed to facilitate a solution on the Dokdo Islands.

China’s Strategic Thinking on the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Dispute

Duan Xiaolin • Jun 26 2022 • Articles

China prioritizes the strategic interests of economic development and a friendly relationship with Japan over territorial disputes – which will continue to be shelved in this case.

Sino-Indian Border Dispute: A Brief Introduction

Mayuri Banerjee • Jun 26 2022 • Articles

A major confrontation between India and China will have significant regional repercussions. Therefore, both sides need to frame innovative solutions.

Assessing Neutrality: The United States’ Role in the Diaoyu Islands Dispute

Alana Camoça Gonçalves de Oliveira • Jun 24 2022 • Articles

The US has come to recognize in China a rival power with the potential to challenge its supremacy. Thus, it is not a surprise to see a growing US military presence in the Indo-Pacific.

Dashing Lines and Faking History: The Complicated History of Taipei’s Maritime Claims

Dean Karalekas • Jun 24 2022 • Articles

There are problems in using a historical argument as the basis for claims over territory, not the least of which is the reliability of available evidence.

Understanding the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute: Diplomatic, Legal, and Strategic Contexts

Yoichiro Sato and Astha Chadha • Jun 23 2022 • Articles

The threat from China, not the US request for burden-sharing, is the most acceptable reason for the Japanese to support an increase in the defense budget.

The Role of ASEAN in the South China Sea Disputes

Leticia Simões • Jun 23 2022 • Articles

Different positions on disputes and the loose structure of the association prevents ASEAN from taking a more assertive stance on issues related to the South China Sea.

Opinion – Reconciling China’s Zero-Covid Policy with History

Thomas Ameyaw-Brobbey • Jun 23 2022 • Articles

Unlike in Mao’s era, domestic problems in China that affect its economic and political strength are likely to also affect the world in greater measure.

The Role of United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea in the South China Sea Disputes

Gleice Miranda and Valentina Maljak • Jun 23 2022 • Articles

Even when an attempt to settle a dispute through a judicial forum fails, it may still create a legacy which could lead to conflict resolution in other ways.

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