ib201615-1280x444

Time to Revive the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking in the South China Sea?

Issue Briefings, 15 · 2016

A decade ago, China and the Philippines demonstrated that they had the resolve to cooperate on joint exploration projects, but nationalist outcry in the Philippines derailed these efforts. Now that the Philippines v. China arbitration case has concluded, reviving the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU) or a similar program may once again offer a win-win solution.

Read More

f201602-3-1280x444

Philippines v. China Arbitration Case: Official Responses to the Award

Features · 2016

South China Sea Think Tank compiles the official responses of claimants and major stakeholders to the Award of July 12, 2016, in the Philippines v. China arbitration case.

Read More

f201601-1280x444

Philippines v. China Arbitration Case: Summary of the Philippines’ Submissions and Tribunal’s Awards

Features · 2016

South China Sea Think Tank summarizes the Philippines’ submissions and additional claims, the Tribunal’s conclusions contained in its Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility, and its conclusions made in its final Award in the Philippines v. China arbitration case.

Read More

ib201614-1280x444

US Warships in the South China Sea: A Prelude to War?

Issue Briefings, 14 · 2016

As the US Navy increases its presence in the South China Sea in an attempt to maintain US primacy in Asia, it risks provoking a military clash with China. If regional stability is to be maintained, the US will need to rethink its strategy and seek a compromise.

Read More

p201610-1280x444

Commentary: Managing the South China Sea Commons through Science Policy

Perspectives 10 · 2016

Environmental degradation remains at the center of scientific conversation on the South China Sea as more marine scientists sound the alarm about the environmental consequences of China’s island-building activities there. The problems facing the sea are as vast, deep, and seemingly intractable as the sea itself, and the need to address issues of acidification, biodiversity loss, climate change, and the destruction of coral reefs is urgent. The key is international scientific cooperation and for scientists from around the world to come together to provide policymakers with the information they need to make informed and responsible decisions in the South China Sea.

Read More

990709-N-4697S-002
ABOARD USS CURTIS WILBUR (July 09, 1999) -- USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) patrols the waters of the Arabian Gulf as part of Carrier Task Force Five Zero (CTF-50) deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch.  Curtis Wilbur is currently operating with the USS Constellation (CV 64) in support of Operation Southern Watch.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class John Sullivan. (RELEASED)

Interview with Raul (Pete) Pedrozo: U.S. South China Sea Policy, Freedom of Navigation Operations, and Accession to UNCLOS

Perspectives 9 · 2016

The South China Sea Think Tank interviews Raul (Pete) Pedrozo about the U.S. responses to the Philippines v. China arbitration case, recent U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, and the possibility of U.S. accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Read More

p201608-1280x444

Interview with James Borton: Vietnamese Environmental Nationalism and the Campaign to “Save the East Sea”

Perspectives 8 · 2016

The South China Sea Think Tank interviews James Borton about his experiences in the Chàm Islands, the emerging environmental awareness there, and the campaign to inspire Vietnamese youth to become more involved in national environmental issues.

Read More

r201602-1280x444

South China Sea Lawfare: Legal Perspectives and International Responses to the Philippines v. China Arbitration Case

Report · 2016

As tensions in the South China Sea have risen, the Philippines v. China arbitration case and the Philippines’ decision, after many years of unsuccessful bilateral negotiations, to engage in lawfare have become a focal point of the maritime territorial disputes, leading many state and non-state actors to become increasingly involved in and vocal about South China Sea issues. The controversial nature of the issue has resulted in a proliferation of heated diplomatic and military interactions and, in many instances, hindered meaningful cooperation between relevant stakeholders. This report, as the result of a collaborative effort between authors from ten countries, aims to serve as an example of constructive international cooperation on South China Sea issues in the midst of heightened regional tensions.

Read More

ib201613-1280x444

Keeping Balance: Taiwan’s Answer to Tensions in the South China Sea

Issue Briefings, 13 · 2016

In the face of mounting challenges in the South China Sea, Taiwan must carefully consider its options and respond accordingly in order to defend sovereignty over its occupied features and maintain a role of peacemaker in the region.

Read More

p201607-1280x444

Commentary: President-Elect Tsai Ing-wen and the Future of Taiwan’s South China Sea Policy

Perspectives 7 · 2016

President-Elect Tsai Ing-wen’s remarks during her international press conference on election night may shed some light on the future of Taiwan’s South China Sea policy and how it may differ from that of her predecessor.

Read More

Page 1 of 3

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén