Monday, June 12, 2017

Latest Analysis on #SouthChinaSea You May Not Have Read Yet


"AS CHINA’S SPHERE OF INFLUENCE EXPANDS, AUSTRALIA HAS A CHOICE," WAR ON THE ROCKS 6 JUNE

For Australia, the South China Sea is a sideshow to Chinese encroachment in Southeast Asia. Canberra has four paths to response, none of which are easy


"MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA," EURASIA REVIEW 6 JUNE

UN Sustainable Development Goals may be the fulcrum for easing tension, undoing resource damage in the region


"THE SOUTHERN THEATER COMMAND AND CHINA'S MARITIME STRATEGY," JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION, 9 JUNE

Necessity of South China Sea to support expanding PLA(Navy) size and capabilities is the chicken-or-egg paradox of the issue


"THE REAL (THUCYDIDES) TRAP IS SIMPLISTIC THINKING," THE STRAITS TIMES 10 JUNE

Multiple theaters, the legacies of the Western Pacific Peace, and China's continuing blue-water capability deficits are just some examples of why the Peloponnesian Paradigm simply doesn't apply to the Indo-Pacific


"FORGET THE FONOPS - JUST FLY, SAIL AND OPERATE WHEREVER INTERNATIONAL LAW ALLOWS," LAWFARE, 10 JUNE

"Going overboard" on formally declared operations may actually undermine the goal of maintaining routine freedom of navigation

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