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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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2019/03/15 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

ANALYSIS: Major Issues Linger in the US-Philippines Security Alliance

A recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the US position on defending the Philippines, but questions remain over the longstanding security alliance.

2018/08/21 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Choked by Waste and Overfishing, Asia's Marine Habitats Are Dying

Only 13 percent of the planet’s oceans are untouched by human activity, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

2018/06/28 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

ANALYSIS: Quad Alliance Cooperation from a Japanese Perspective

The early days of Quad cooperation suggest it could serve as a useful framework for maintaining rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific.

2018/05/14 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

ANALYSIS: Taiwan and the Nine-Dash Line

The ROC was the first to draw the maritime claim, but has since stayed strategically silent on the issue.

2018/04/24 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

The Indian Ocean's Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers

Islands in the Indian Ocean will soon be as hotly contested as those in the South China Sea.

2018/04/04 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Warships Are Gathering in the South China Sea

Vietnam is hosting an increasing number of ships from 'the Quad,' a sign of greater cooperation in the face of Chinese pressure.

2018/03/16 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

The Skinny on the China vs Taiwan M503 Air Route Saga

The tit for tat dispute has its roots in messy rules over airspace control.

2018/01/17 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Did Duterte Give Up on the South China Sea Dispute?

Under Duterte’s watch, ASEAN lost a crucial opportunity to hold China to account.