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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.

2018/02/07 | Ngo Di Lan

OPINION: Are American Freedom of Navigation Operations Necessary?

The U.S. is determined to resist Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, but it may not have the political will to make regular patrols.

2018/01/04 | Brian Hioe

Why is China Planning Floating Nuclear Reactors?

China may be hoping to use the vessels as a dangerous nuclear deterrent.

2017/12/21 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

PHOTO STORY: A Busy Year on the South China Sea

China continues its island-building campaign on the South China Sea under the watchful eye of satellites.

2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald

OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy

Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.

2017/12/02 | Gavin Briggs

Geography Still Matters amid South China Sea Shifts

Even as the world goes digital, the realm of geopolitics is still grounded in control of islands and the range of ships.

2017/11/08 | Erica Frantz

Here’s How Xi’s Consolidation of Power Could Shape China’s Political Future

As Xi Jinping uses his personality to centralize power, he may be more willing to take risks.

2017/11/02 | Alexander L. Vuving

Shifting Alliances Leave Vietnam Lonesome in South China Sea

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China and standoffishness towards Hanoi has left Vietnam isolated in the South China Sea.

2017/10/19 | Lou Chunhao

China-India Maritime Security: Competition or Cooperation?

An increase in maritime tensions between China and India have become increasingly more apparent over the past few years.

2017/09/11 | Huang Jing

What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?

Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.

2017/08/29 | WEI-CHIN LEE

Can We Crack a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

Coming to an agreement on a legally-binding Code of Conduct for the South China Sea will be a challenging task.

2017/08/11 | Jared Ward

Stepping into the US Backyard: China’s Caribbean Policy

Beyond market access, China’s increased presence in Caribbean affairs can be understood as a subtle jab at American Western Hemisphere dominance at a time when Washington is pushing Beijing in the South China Sea.

2017/07/25 | Aaron L. Connelly

Indonesia's Name Games: The 'North Natuna Sea'

Rather than engaging in name games, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian states would be better off focusing on practical measures like building opposition to Chinese actions that violate international law.

2017/07/21 | Dr Anthony Bergin

Beneath the Surface: Fisheries Diplomacy and the South China Sea

The dynamiting of reefs, plus overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the impacts of climate change are all having an impact on fish stocks in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Anthony Bergin takes a look at what Australia could do about it.