South China Sea Monitor

The South China Sea Monitor is a monthly maritime tracker. The Monitor analyses maritime developments in the Asia-Pacific with a special focus on the South China Sea. Published in the first week of every month, each issue of the Monitor carries highlights of one key development of the previous month, a round-up of the debates in the media in the region, a collection of the most recent journal articles, commentaries, books and reports as well as two opinion pieces analysing events in the maritime domain in Asia.

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Arka Biswas

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M. Ashraf Haidari

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H. H. S. Viswanathan

Earlier, he was a member of the Indian Foreign Service for 34 years. He has a long and diverse experience in International relations and Diplomacy. His foreign assignments include Belgium, Zaire, Czechoslovakia,