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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.