In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.
Reports suggest that China wants to build a military base in Australia’s backyard.
The first domino of ASEAN claimant states has fallen as Brunei goes silent on the South China Sea dispute in exchange for closer economic cooperation with China.
It’s not just the Maldives where India and China are staring each other down in the Indian Ocean. The “Resplendent Island” is also a potential frontline in the simmering geopolitical competition between Asia’s giants.
It’s time for US policy planners to deal with the China that exists, and not the imaginary one they have long hoped for.
A political crisis in Maldives is presenting possible inroads for China’s ‘string of pearls’ strategy in the Indian Ocean.
India, Japan, and the United States are all after the same thing in Malabar 2017: a bigger presence in the Indian Ocean.
What do recent Malabar 2017 naval exercises mean for Japan-India maritime ties?
Vietnam has been boosting its A2/AD capabilities in the context of the South China Sea dispute. But how will they stand up to non-conventional threats?
Trump has made good on his promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will fundamentally shake up geopolitical outlook of East Asia.