Tag: freedom of navigation

Why do non-claimant countries care about the South China Sea?

Major non-claimant stakeholders, such as Australia, India, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), each have their own reasons for becoming involved in the maritime territorial disputes.

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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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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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Claimant and Non-Claimant Views on SLOCs and Freedom of Navigation

Issue Briefings 7 · 2015

Freedom of navigation concerns both South China Sea claimants and non-claimant stakeholders, yet the latter in particular have taken it up as their primary justification for involvement in the disputes.

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Taiwan’s Energy Dependence and the Securitization of SLOCs

Issue Briefings, 6 · 2015

Almost entirely dependent on imported energy resources, the securitization of sea lines of communication in the South China Sea is a critical aspect of Taiwan’s energy security.

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