Tag: Commentary

Commentary: Managing the South China Sea Commons through Science Policy

Perspectives 10 • 2016 • By James Borton

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

Perspectives 7 • 2016 • By Olga Daksueva and Jonathan Spangler

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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