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China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States

China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States Carlyle A. Thayer People’s Daily Online How to Convince Regional States That China Has “Indisputable Sovereignty” Over the South China Sea? China’s top policy makers must have come to realize that China’s efforts to convince regional states that it has a firm claim to … Continue reading

China’s claims and strategic intent in the South China Sea (part 1)

China’s claims and strategic intent in the South China Sea (part 1) Scott Bentley The Strategist   In a previous post, I detailed a number of recent incidents that have occurred involving Indonesia in the South China Sea, pointing out that the these incidents have occurred out to the furthest extent of China’s ‘nine dash … Continue reading

Great power v small state: some parallels between the Arctic Sunrise case (Netherlands v Russia) and Philippines v China

Great power v small state: some parallels between the Arctic Sunrise case (Netherlands v Russia) and Philippines v China Wim Muller Wim Muller is an Associate Fellow with the International Law Programme at Chatham House. He recently defended his doctoral thesis on China and international law at the European University Institute in Florence. All views … Continue reading

Mapping the nine-dash line: recent incidents involving Indonesia in the South China Sea

Mapping the nine-dash line: recent incidents involving Indonesia in the South China Sea Scott Bentley In a recent post here on The Strategist, Benjamin Schreer spoke of China’s ‘Achilles heel’ in Southeast Asia: its unwillingness to compromise in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea. This is an excellent point and undoubtedly true, as … Continue reading

The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its relevance to maritime disputes in the South China Sea

The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its relevance to maritime disputes in the South China Sea Donald R. Rothwell Professor of International Law, College of Law, Australian National University While the Philippines [Annex VII Arbitration] application raises a number of issues with respect to China’s claim to both land and … Continue reading

Increasingly contested waters? Conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea

Increasingly contested waters? Conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea Clive Schofield Director Of Research, Australian National Centre For Ocean Resources And Security (ANCORS),University Of Wollongong What does appear to have changed in recent years is that there has been a significant escalation in tensions in the South China Sea. In particular, in recent … Continue reading

The Philippines in the South China Sea dispute

The Philippines in the South China Sea dispute Renato Cruz De Castro Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, The Philippines The 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff between the Philippine and Chinese civilian vessels constitutes an arch-typical international incident. Three years before the incident, China had already become more assertive in pursuing its expansive maritime claims in … Continue reading

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