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.
January 04, 2020
The South China Sea: Preventing the Tyranny of the Commons
By Dr. Asyura Salleh
Territorial disputes have exacerbated an ongoing fishery crisis. The only solution is achieving regional fishery management.
June 29, 2019
Can the Philippines and China Get Past the Reed Bank Debacle?
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
A joint investigation into the sinking of a Philippine boat could be a way forward, if both sides can agree to it.
October 01, 2018
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
By James X. Morris
As Thailand turns the corner on one fishing crisis, another one rears its head.
March 26, 2018
Can Aquaculture Solve the Fishing Problems in the South China Sea?
By Zhang Hongzhou
China's example suggests that aquaculture actually contributes to diminishing wild fish stocks worldwide.
April 01, 2017
South China Sea: The Fishermen on the Front Lines
By Edyta Roszko
Vietnam’s and China’s fisheries are at the forefront of the South China Sea disputes.
August 19, 2016
China and Africa's Illegal Fishing Problem
By Anthony Kleven
Beijing has an opportunity to be part of the solution.
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.
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.
January 08, 2016
South China Sea: The Story of the Tanmen Fishermen
By Zhang Hongzhou
Local fishermen are often on the front lines of the South China Sea disputes.
September 17, 2015
The Nine Ironies of the South China Sea Mess
By James Kraska
China’s policies in the region have created a dangerous mess, and an ironic one.