Category: Perspectives

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Expert Views: Implications of the U.S. military’s return to the Philippines

Perspectives, 6 · 2016

Experts offer their reactions to the Philippine government’s decision to allow U.S. military forces to return to Philippine soil.

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Expert Views: Implications of U.S. Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

Perspectives, 5 · 2015

Experts offer their reactions to the U.S. Navy’s high-profile freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

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Interview with Richard Hu: Transitioning Taiwan’s Armed Forces in the South China Sea

Perspectives, 4 · 2015

The South China Sea Think Tank interviews Maj. Gen. Richard Hu about the possibility of transitioning the ROC forces stationed on Taiping Island from Coast Guard to military.

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Expert Views: Implications of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility

Perspectives, 3 · 2015

Experts offer their reactions to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s “Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility” in the Philippines vs. China arbitration case.

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Interview with Serafettin Yilmaz: Critical International Relations Theory and the South China Sea

Perspectives, 2 · 2015

The South China Sea Think Tank interviews Dr. Serafettin Yilmaz about critical IR theory and its relevance to the South China Sea disputes.

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Interview with James Borton: “Science Diplomacy” as a Solution to the South China Sea Disputes?

Perspectives, 1 · 2015

The South China Sea Think Tank interviews James Borton about “science diplomacy,” prospects for international cooperation on environmental issues, and Taiwan’s role in the South China Sea.

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