South China Sea

The Taiwan Factor in the Clarification of China’s U-shaped Line

He Xiaheng Derek • Jan 16 2021 • Articles

The Taiwan factor has added to the challenge to China’s claims in the South China Sea and to the bargaining process among relevant states.

Asian Security amid China’s Dominance

Rameez Raja and Zahoor Ahmad Dar • Aug 9 2020 • Articles

The American century is coming to its end and China is ready to dominate the Asian Hemisphere. Yet, China’s labelling as a threat to world peace and security is contested.

ASEAN ‘Cohesiveness and Responsiveness’ and Peace and Stability in Southeast Asia

Rizal Buendia • Jul 21 2020 • Articles

In spite of the outcomes generated by the ‘ASEAN Way’, it impedes making swift decisions on critical regional issues or trans-boundary concerns.

Call for Contributors – Asian Territorial and Maritime Disputes: A Critical Introduction

E-International Relations • Jul 10 2020 • Features

This book will explain the origins of the territorial and maritime disputes in Asia in an accessible way. We are accepting abstracts until 30 September.

Contesting American Power: Beijing’s Challenge in South China Sea Disputes

Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. • Nov 7 2018 • Articles

Chinese militarization of the South China Sea region reflects Beijing’s new found resolve and confidence in undermining American power.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

E-International Relations • Oct 12 2017 • Features

Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration’s strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Review – Asia’s New Battlefield

Laura Southgate • Mar 26 2016 • Features

A comprehensive analysis of the current battle for primacy in the Western Pacific which would be of benefit to students, academics, policy-makers and the general public.

Is a Chinese Maritime Judicial Centre Credible?

Kerry Brown • Mar 25 2016 • Articles

The maritime judicial centre represents China’s intentions to no longer accept international rule making and judging, but to put its own version of things forward.

The Implications of the Xi-Ma Meeting for China-Taiwan Relations

Sheryn Lee • Dec 6 2015 • Articles

Cross-Strait relations are merely one factor in the voting calculus of the Taiwanese electorate, and Beijing still does not formally recognise the existence of Taiwan.

Testing the Waters in the South China Sea

Zhiqun Zhu • Nov 26 2015 • Articles

Reactions to US operations in the South China Sea demonstrate that China and the United States seem to have established a working protocol for issues they disagree on

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