MARITIME POLICIES

2021-10-29 | BY Dan Steinbock
As the Duterte era is gradually ending, new arms races and nuclear proliferation cast a dark shadow over Southeast Asia. The Philippines may be sleepwalking into military-nuclear entanglements.
2021-10-15 | BY Mark J. Valencia
Another American foreign policy failure may be in the offing—this time regarding America’s involvement in the South China Sea situation.
2021-09-21 | BY James Bosbotinis
It is likely that Australia’s decision to acquire SSNs will further stimulate investment in the region in advanced submarine and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
2021-08-22 | BY Mark J. Valencia
Today, crossing the Rubicon means metaphorically to pass a point of no return. Some say that US-China relations have crossed the Rubicon and that they will now inexorably spiral downward eventually resulting in kinetic conflict.
2021-07-30 | BY Rommel Banlaoi
By being an ambiguous ally, it allows the Philippines to arguably pursue a more independent foreign policy.
2021-04-01 | BY Hu Bo, Li Shuhao
US military’s frequent close-in reconnaissance is always one of the three major obstacles to the Sino-US military relations, and has been more and more serious and risky, in the past two decades.
2021-02-05 | BY James Bosbotinis
The United States is engaged in efforts to reshape its military and wider national posture in response to the evolving strategic environment, characterised particularly by the resurgence of great power rivalry.
2020-12-24 | BY Yan Yan
The USCG may stir up the waters in the South China Sea through new means in the name of fisheries enforcement cooperation, to challenge China’s South china Sea claim, and to hedge China’s maritime activities. This will be an important option in the toolkit of the South China Sea policy of future U.S. administrations.
2020-11-23 | BY Chang Ching
The reason why there were so many misinterpretations and plausible speculations from the international society towards Beijing’s decision to establish the East China Sea ADIZ, in the author’s perspectives, was due to the lack of understanding of its original intention.
2020-09-07 | BY Mark J. Valencia
Contrary to the oft expressed plea for peace and stability by Southeast Asian states, this statement has generated instability and increased tensions.