January 14, 2022
The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea
By Murray Hiebert
Heated maritime and territorial disputes conceal the severe damage being done beneath the waves.
July 28, 2020
The Environmental Costs of China’s Maritime Ambition
By Paula Knack
Too many Chinese vessels, whether fishing boats or dredgers, destroy marine protected areas.
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 16, 2017
An Environmental Protection Area in the South China Sea? Not Likely
By Mark J. Valencia
It's a worthy idea, but completely unrealistic.
July 20, 2016
The South China Sea Is Really a Fishery Dispute
By Adam Greer
The hidden cause of the South China Sea disputes: there aren't enough fish in the sea.
July 15, 2016
South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment
By Shannon Tiezzi
The arbitral tribunal rules that significant environmental damage has been done -- and China is to blame.
June 29, 2016
Vietnam’s ‘Soft Diplomacy’ in the South China Sea
By James Borton
Ly Son Island is a living museum documenting Vietnam's claims to the Paracels and Spratlys.
April 30, 2016
Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science
By James Borton
The marriage of policy and science is essential to navigating these waters.
April 08, 2015
The Other Problem in the South China Sea
By Nina Hachigian
Territorial disputes are not the only issue to trouble this vital maritime region.