South China Sea

ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

Continued failure to address the South China Sea issue is not only a short term failure – it now represents a significant and ongoing risk to ASEAN’s health. The regional organisation should seek treatment, and stat, declares Mathew Davies

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

Even Beijing isn't sure what it wants, writes Feng Zhang in Foreign Policy

China, Australia and the US rebalance?

Feng Zhang questions whether the current, relatively uneventful security relationship between Australia and China can last under changing circumstances. (Image: Department of Defence)

Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China

Hunter Marston, ‘Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China’, Foreign Affairs, 15 August 2017.

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security

Feng Zhang, ‘Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security’, Political Science Quarterly, 132(3) 2017: 435-66.

President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia's Role in Southeast Asia

William T. Tow, ‘President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia’s Role in Southeast Asia’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39(1) 2017: 50-57.

Assessing China’s South China Sea Policy, 2009-2015

Feng Zhang, ‘Assessing China’s South China Sea Policy, 2009-2015’, East Asian Policy, 8(3) 2016: 100-109.

Breathtaking but counterproductive: the South China Sea arbitration award

Anthony Bergin wrote here on The Strategist that The Hague award in The Philippines v China arbitration case is a heavy defeat for Beijing. The award is breathtaking in its overwhelming support for the Philippines’s position, and comes as a surprise to many seasoned international maritime law experts. I’ll just raise two such surprises.

Collateral benefit and damage

Who will be the winners and losers from the upcoming South China Sea judgement?

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