Post Tagged with: "South China Sea"

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

The roots of the South China Sea disputes originate in the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Coming to terms with China as it exerts its power will be pricey, yet necessary.

Pnom Penh: Strategic Implications

Pnom Penh: Strategic Implications

The strategic landscape in South East Asia is reordering. Southeast Asians and Americans must convince China that the “nine-dotted line” South China Sea is a bridge too far.

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

China’s traditional inward-looking nature is gradually giving way to a more expansive maritime presence, as demonstrated in both Beijing’s rhetoric and actions. Despite myriad regional maritime disputes, naval cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remains both possible and desirable.

China in Transition: From a Harmonious World to a Contested Region

China in Transition: From a Harmonious World to a Contested Region

China’s new leadership will inherit a complex, and highly contested security environment from Sino-US relations to territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Omens for the Shangri-La Dialogue

Omens for the Shangri-La Dialogue

The focus on the South China Sea at the Shangri-La Dialogue will be a welcome addition to the diplomatic efforts to avoid conflict. But it will take many more years of concerted diplomacy to settle this thorny issue.

Beyond the Scarborough Scare: Joint Resource Management in the South China Sea

Beyond the Scarborough Scare: Joint Resource Management in the South China Sea

Tensions in the South China Sea have been rising in recent years. Without a joint resource management regime for the Scarborough Shoal, there will be an increased risk of another confrontation leading to armed conflict.

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The current standoff in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China threatens to raise tensions to new heights.

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Recent years have seen the intensification of political tensions between various states in the Pacific and East Asia. The rise of China as a military and economic power has necessarily triggered concern in the region, causing nations to reexamine their air-power procurement and development plans.

Harsh Realities, Alliances, and Strategic Ambiguity: US Policy Choices in East Asia

Harsh Realities, Alliances, and Strategic Ambiguity: US Policy Choices in East Asia

Recent developments in the South China Sea and China’s emphasis on the modernization of its military raise important issues for the future of U.S. strategic manoeuvring in the region. What can be done to sustain future U.S. presence in Asia while tactfully maintaining a favourable position for its interests and the stability in the region?

Chinese Submarines and U.S. Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities

Chinese Submarines and U.S. Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities

China’s military modernization has been a source of great concern for the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region. Submarines, unsurprisingly, can be expected to play a significant role in Chinese asymmetric A2/AD strategies.The United States must invest to maintain the superiority of its undersea forces and to relearn and redevelop the core ASW capabilities it lost following the end of the Cold War.

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