China’s Baselines Around the Offshore Archipelago
By TSURUTA Jun
Baselines are the starting point for China’s attempts to claim sea areas.
Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims
By Phuong Vu
Small island nations have a strong reason to prevent the de facto acceptance of Beijing's interpretations of international law.
Affirming Trump-Era Policy, US Warns China Over South China Sea
By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement underscores a fundamental continuity between the administrations of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
The South China Sea Arbitration Award: 5 Years and Beyond
By Nguyen Hong Thao and Nguyen Thi Lan Huong
China has consistently denied the ruling, but it is already shaping legal opinion in important ways.
Might China Withdraw From the UN Law Of The Sea Treaty?
By Mark J. Valencia
The move would come with serious costs – but Beijing might come to think the gains are worth it.
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
By Bonnie Girard
U.S. Congressional Research weighs in.
How Should the US Engage China in Space?
By Adam Yang
Examining the maritime domain for lessons on a strategic way forward for U.S.-China cooperation.
Why the Vietnam President’s India Visit Matters for Security Ties
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The weekend trip attests to the logic of increased security cooperation between the two major Asian players.
A New Legal Landscape in the South China Sea
By Nguyen Ba Son
We need to fully grasp the significance of the Philippines v. China verdict.
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
By John Lee
Defending China's "historic rights" in the South China Sea is integral to the Communist Party's political narrative.
China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling
By Mark E. Rosen
The decision regarding Itu Aba allows China to challenge excessive EEZs claimed by Japan, the U.S., France, and others.
The South China Sea Ruling Against China: What's Really at Stake
By Flynt Leverett
The ruling may tempt China into a revolt against the U.S.-led international order.