November 21, 2017

Tag Archives: South China Sea

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Economics Key to US Relevance in Southeast Asia

As China grows increasingly able to weaponize its financial clout for security purposes, failure on the part of the US to craft a comprehensive economic response undermines the autonomy of Southeast Asian countries and diminishes US influence. Read More »

US-China Maritime Disputes: Too Close for Comfort

Tensions are ratcheting up between China and the United States over maritime boundaries in Asia. Read More »

View from India: Bridging Ties with the New Silk Road

There is not enough understanding in India that the Chinese Belt and the Road project is a consequence of an economic imperative in China, which is undergoing structural change, and has less to do with geopolitics as is easily assumed. Read More »

The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean

Small islands dotting the Indian Ocean are emerging at the center stage of great power politics. Read More »

Great Gamble on the Mekong

A proposed dam on the Mekong River would provide energy for the region, but at a significant environmental cost. Read More »

The Knowns and Unknowns of Flight MH370

It is one of the biggest hunts ever – involving dozens of ships, planes across vast oceans and thousands of people on the Internet searching real-time satellite pictures – but Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is still lost.   The Boeing 777-200ER carrying 239 people vanished exactly a week ago, while on an overnight flight to Beijing but a search that ... Read More »

India’s Maritime Gateway to the Pacific

Being one of the most important seas of the world, geopolitically, economically and strategically, the South China Sea (SCS) attracts considerable attention in the strategic community in India. It continues to be seen as one of the most difficult regional conflicts in the Asia-Pacific and an “arena of escalating contention.” India has vital maritime interests in the SCS. Around 55 ... Read More »