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Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims
October 18, 2021

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.

The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?
September 28, 2021

The Philippines’ ‘Angels of the Sea’: Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy?

By Nafisa Halim
The creation of an all-female unit of radio operators looks good for the Philippine Coast Guard, but does little to address the security challenges in the South China Sea.
Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea
September 23, 2021

Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea

By Beni Sukadis
The recent entry of Chinese vessels into Indonesia's EEZ highlights the need for Jakarta to get serious about protecting its sovereignty.

China’s Rise, South China Sea, and Rules-Based International Order: A View From the Philippines
August 04, 2021

China’s Rise, South China Sea, and Rules-Based International Order: A View From the Philippines

By Jongsoo Lee
Jay L. Batongbacal, a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law, on the South China Sea disputes and international law.

Japan, Philippines to Hold First Ever Joint Air Exercises
July 02, 2021

Japan, Philippines to Hold First Ever Joint Air Exercises

By Sebastian Strangio
The two nations share overlapping concerns about China’s growing maritime capability and assertiveness.

Look for an Increasingly Active Canada in the South China Sea
June 12, 2021

Look for an Increasingly Active Canada in the South China Sea

By Jacob Benjamin
A number of factors are pushing Ottawa to increase both its rhetoric about and naval presence in the disputed water.

Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent
June 03, 2021

Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The country will only face growing threats to its maritime sovereignty in the years to come.
Will the South China Sea Spark the Next Global Conflict?
June 01, 2021

Will the South China Sea Spark the Next Global Conflict?

By Richard Javad Heydarian
In Asia’s maritime heartland, all the ingredients of a global cataclysm are conspiring against the post-Cold War period of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

Southeast Asian Nations Need to Settle Spratly Disputes: Retired Judge
April 19, 2021

Southeast Asian Nations Need to Settle Spratly Disputes: Retired Judge

By Sebastian Strangio
A retired Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio says that the three nations should submit themselves to voluntary legal arbitration.

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security
April 07, 2021

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement marks a step forward in attempts to settle distracting bilateral disputes between Southeast Asian nations in the South China Sea.

Beijing to Host Foreign Ministers from 4 Southeast Asian Nations
March 31, 2021

Beijing to Host Foreign Ministers from 4 Southeast Asian Nations

By Sebastian Strangio
The meetings shape as a response to Washington's recent diplomatic efforts to rally regional support against China.
Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit
March 23, 2021

Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit

By Rahul Mishra
The mass incursion of Chinese vessels into the Philippines' EEZ is a dramatic demonstration of the limits of the president's policy toward China.

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