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The South China Sea Arbitration: the Republic of Philippines vs. the People's Republic of China

In the Wake of Arbitration – Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Editors: Murray Hiebert, Gregory B. Poling, Conor Cronin

January 25, 2017

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its sixth annual South China Sea conference in July 2016. The conference provided four panels of highly respected experts from 10 countries with a first opportunity to assess the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea tribunal ruling and begin to measure its impact. This report contains papers by 11 of the panelists, providing a wide array of perspectives on the political, legal, military, and environmental outlook for the South China Sea in 2016.

Contents

Preface

PART 1. THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN 2016

CHAPTER 1 | U.S. South China Sea Policy 2015–2016: The Growing Role of the Defense Department

Michael McDevitt

 CHAPTER 2 | Understanding Malaysia’s Approach to the South China Sea Dispute

Elina Noor

 PART 2. LEGAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 3 | Philippines v. China: Impact of the Arbitral Tribunal Award on the Merits

Jay L. Batongbacal

CHAPTER 4   | The Effects of the South China Sea Dispute and the Arbitral Ruling on UNCLOS and International Law

Erik Franckx

CHAPTER 5 | The Law Concerning Military Activities on the Continental Shelf in the Aftermath of the South China Sea   Arbitration

James Kraska

PART 3. MILITARY MODERNIZATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

CHAPTER 6 | China’s Military Modernization and the South China   Sea

Timothy R. Heath

CHAPTER 7 | Indonesia’s Naval and Coast Guard Upgrades and Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum

Natalie Sambhi

CHAPTER 8 | Military Modernization and Capacity Building in the Philippines and Vietnam

Carlyle A. Thayer

PART 4. THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION

CHAPTER 9 | Destroyed Reefs, Vanishing Giant Clams: Marine Imperialism

D. Gomez

 CHAPTER 10 | Offshore Coral Reefs and High-Tide Features of the South China Sea: Origins, Resources, Recent Damage, and Potential Peace   Parks

John W. McManus

CHAPTER 11 | Marine Biodiversity at Spratly Islands and Proposal for Establishing Marine Protected Areas

Kwang-Tsao Shao

About the Editors and Contributors

Download the report at https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/170124_Hiebert_WakeOfArbitration_Web.pdf

Related articles on the South China Sea arbitration: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/events-and-analyses/the-south-china-sea-arbitration-the-republic-of-philippines-vs-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

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