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Research Asssisant has written 33 posts for South China Sea Research

Viet Nam and the South China Sea’s Roiled Waters

Author: Carlyle A Thayer APPS Policy Forum, 30 January 2017 Shining a spotlight on Vietnam’s militarisation in the Spratlys — Vietnam’s military activities in the South China Sea, while not on the same scale as China’s, pre-date them considerably and are squarely aimed at maintaining a balance of power in the region, Carlyle A Thayer writes. On … Continue reading

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 23 (January 2017)

Compiled by Hao Duy Phan 27 January 2017 — ACTS OF CLAIMANTS 24 January 2017: China urges US to act and speak cautiously on South China Sea China urged the United States to act and speak cautiously on the South China Sea, saying China has irrefutable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-urges-us-to-act-and-speak-cautiously-onsouth-china-sea/3462708.html 23 January 2017: … Continue reading

Joint Statement from U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Source: White House 11 February 2017 President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first official meeting on 10 February 2017 in Washington D.C. and issued a joint statement affirming their strong determination to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance and economic relationship. On the South China Sea issues, the joint statement states: … Continue reading

First Reactions to the Philippines v China Arbitration Award Concerning the Supposed Historic Claims of China in the South China Sea

Author: Clive R. Symmons Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 1 (2016) 260-267 Judging from the conferences I have already attended on the Award on the Merits of the Arbitral Tribunal in the case of Philippines v China (2016), the Tribunal’s award has already received much critical comment from many international lawyers. However this may … Continue reading

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

Authors: Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret E. Roberts American Political Science Review, 14 January 2017 Abstract: The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions … Continue reading

White Paper on China’s Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China 11 January 2017 China’s State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued a white paper on China’s policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation. The following is the full text of the white paper:  

Fishing, Not Oil, Is at The Heart of The South China Sea Dispute

Authors: Clive Schofield, Rashid Sumaila, William Cheung The Conversation, 16 August 2016 — Abstract: Contrary to the view that the South China Sea disputes are driven by a regional hunger for seabed energy resources, the real and immediate prizes at stake are the region’s fisheries and marine environments that support them. It is also through the fisheries dimensions … Continue reading

National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: The Case of Indonesia

Author: Shafiah Muhibat NASSP Issue Brief Series Issue 1, No. 4.3 (2016) The following are excerpts of the paper: Though officially not a claimant state, Indonesia finds it difficult to turn its back on developments related to the South China Sea. Although consistently claiming itself to be outside of the disputes and playing the role as … Continue reading

Key Issues and Dilemmas for Brunei and Malaysia in the South China Sea Dispute

Author: Elina Noor & Thomas Daniel NASSP Issue Brief Series Issue 1, No. 2.1 (2016) Overview and focus In the wake of the tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the South China Sea dispute, there has been an increased – and some would argue … Continue reading

The South China Sea: A Challenging Test of the International Order

Author: Harry Krejsa NASSP Issue Brief Series [electronic resource] / Issue 1, No. 1.2 (2016) The following are excerpts of the paper: A central task of the rules-based international order is to address disputes equitably between states without resorting to force or coercion. This task is especially important when disputes involve states with stark power imbalances. … Continue reading

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