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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.

Richard Heydarian on Southeast Asia’s Eventful Year
February 01, 2021

Richard Heydarian on Southeast Asia’s Eventful Year

By Sebastian Strangio
What does 2021 hold for Southeast Asia?

Philippines Shelves Plan for South China Sea Fishing Militia
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.

Hedging, Over Commitment, and the Escalating Risk of Conflict in Southeast Asia
October 16, 2020

Hedging, Over Commitment, and the Escalating Risk of Conflict in Southeast Asia

By Hunter Marston and Thomas Bruce
The U.S.-China rivalry is turning Southeast Asia into a major potential flashpoint.
Will the UK Send Its Aircraft Carrier to the South China Sea?
August 31, 2020

Will the UK Send Its Aircraft Carrier to the South China Sea?

By Niall M. Gray
Amid strained China ties, Britain continues to debate carrier deployment to the disputed waters.

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