January 29, 2021
China’s Coast Guard Law: Destabilizing or Reassuring?
By Shuxian Luo
The new law represents an integral step toward clarifying and standardizing the operations of the China Coast Guard, but that hasn't stopped regional unease.
November 06, 2020
Philippines Shelves Plan for South China Sea Fishing Militia
By Sebastian Strangio
There were fears that the plan to assemble civilian militias to defend maritime claims could be "misconstrued" in Beijing.
November 05, 2020
The Natuna Standoff: Transcending Fisheries Issues?
By Tiola and Dedi Dinarto
Although Indonesia clings to its non-claimant status, it is beefing up its efforts to deter Chinese maritime incursions.
July 21, 2020
Japan Sortieing More Jets During Heightened Senkaku Tensions
By Steven Stashwick
Chinese jets, ships, and administrative moves add up to a months-long escalation of the East China Sea dispute.
July 07, 2020
China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict
By James Kraska and Yusuke Saito
There is no universal definition for naval auxiliaries, but such ships are subject to the same treatment as warships during armed conflict.
June 29, 2020
Pay Attention to China’s ‘Blue Sea 2020’ Project
By YingHui Lee
Is China quietly securitizing marine environmental protection in the South China Sea?
June 02, 2020
Why Did the Chinese Coast Guard Pursue a Japanese Fishing Boat in the East China Sea?
By Tetsuo Kotani
Beijing’s behavior is increasingly ominous.
April 17, 2020
The South China Sea in 2020: What to Watch
By Prashanth Parameswaran
An interview with Greg Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS.
April 30, 2019
The US Navy’s Shifting View of China’s Coast Guard and ‘Maritime Militia’
By Ankit Panda
The U.S. has told China that it’ll treat its coast guard and “maritime militia” as naval vessels, in effect.
January 30, 2019
Changes in China’s Coast Guard
By Ying Yu Lin
An organizational reshuffle and new leadership both point to a more muscular, more assertive CCG.
November 17, 2018
Coast Guards’ Role in the South China Sea
By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Far from being a source of conflict, coast guards can help bolster cooperation between states.
January 16, 2018
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
By Ankit Panda
The Japanese defense minister says the Chinese submarine spotted near the Senkaku islands was a Type 093 nuclear attack submarine.