Exclusive Economic Zone

August 03, 2017

Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem

By Luke Hunt
A recent name change is rooted in deeper disagreements between Jakarta and Beijing related to the South China Sea.

February 17, 2017

China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices

By Ankit Panda
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics may be incoming.
May 31, 2016

South China Sea: Indonesian Navy Fires at and Arrests Chinese Fishermen

By Ankit Panda
Indonesia and China could be on the verge of another diplomatic stand-off over the Natuna Islands.

May 03, 2016

Taiwan-Japan Fishing Dispute Heats Up

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan sends Coast Guard and military vessels to enforce its right to fish in what Japan claims as its EEZ.

April 30, 2016

South China Sea: Itu Aba Might Be Key to Philippines v. China

By John Ford
Tiny island will determine the true winner in South China Sea lawfare.

November 19, 2015

Debating Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

By Sam Bateman
Continuing the debate on the value of U.S. FONOPs, Sam Bateman responds.
October 31, 2015

Why US FON Operations in the South China Sea Make Sense

By Jonathan G. Odom
The U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation Program is an important expression of international law.

September 11, 2015

Watch Out China: Vietnam's Coast Guard Will Fight Back

By Ankit Panda
A new Vietnamese regulation will allow its coast guard to use weapons to deter and repel ships.

August 21, 2015

Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
China isn't the only country that comes under fire, but its capabilities make it the Pentagon's chief concern.

June 05, 2015

Road from Shangri-La: South China Sea Situation Report

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Franz-Stefan Gady discuss tensions in the South China Sea with Greg Austin.

November 10, 2014

A New Model for China-US Relations?

By Wei Zongyou
Both countries should do more to alleviate suspicion and defuse tensions.
September 10, 2014

Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf

By Clint Richards
The new authority to develop seabed resources may lead to further disputes with China.

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