The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
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The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative is an interactive, regularly-updated source for information, analysis, and policy exchange on maritime security issues in Asia. It was launched by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
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China Reels in East China Sea Island Fishing
China appears to have instructed its boisterous fishing fleet to stand down as expectations of a repeat of 2016 tensions around the Diaoyu Islands failed to materialize this summer and fall.
Who Is Ready to Play Chicken in the East China Sea?
In the face of steadily increasing Chinese pressure, Japan is taking steps to bolster its defense and coast guard capabilities in the Southwest Islands — those territories nearest to the Senkakus.
Creating Facts on the Sea: China's Plan to Establish a New City in the South China Sea
China’s behavior in the Paracels is important to analyze because of its role as a blueprint for developments in the Spratlys.
The Modernization of the Vietnam People's Navy: Grand Goals and Limited Options
For a small and developing navy like the VPN, an understanding of naval strategy is fundamental in the face of bigger and more technologically advanced opponents.