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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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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.

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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.

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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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Lingering Questions about the Philippines v. China Arbitration Case

Issue Briefings, 12 · 2015

As the arbitration case initiated by the Philippines against China moves forward, new questions regarding jurisdiction and impartiality have arisen.

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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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