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South China Sea dispute could lead to China-Indonesia conflict
Oct 08, 2014

South China Sea dispute could lead to China-Indonesia conflict

As the pressure on the new government in Jakarta increases to overtly declare its status against the Chinese in the South China Sea, it also risks falling into the 'extended coercive diplomacy' strategy of the Chinese which focuses on the coercion of an adversary aligned with the US.

South China Sea disputes: Nearing a solution – or is it?
Jan 05, 2017

South China Sea disputes: Nearing a solution – or is it?

The likely announcement by Philippine President Duterte of the Scarborough Shoal as an environmental marine sanctuary and off limits to fishermen could prove to be the first incremental step towards defusing the South China Sea disputes and in the process endow considerable strategic advantages to Beijing.

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 10 | Shifting Sands in the South China Sea
Nov 04, 2016

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 10 | Shifting Sands in the South China Sea

Geopolitics of South China Sea appears to be ever-changing with approach of the Philippines towards China assuming a shift under current President Duterte

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 12 |India & Japan: Cementing Bilateral Ties
Dec 05, 2016

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 12 |India & Japan: Cementing Bilateral Ties

Japan protested to China after four Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial waters of Senkaku Islands & other roundups from South China Monitor

South China Sea verdict: Now China's international reputation at stake
Jul 26, 2016

South China Sea verdict: Now China's international reputation at stake

China must now worry about its international reputation if it flagrantly refuses to do anything and remains rigid in its approach to the SCS dispute.

South China Sea: Beijing's 'Salami Slicing' strategy
Mar 21, 2014

South China Sea: Beijing's 'Salami Slicing' strategy

The South China Sea is seeing increasing tension amongst the claimants. The Second Thomas Shoal is the latest addition to Beijing's 'Salami Slicing' strategy of slowly acquiring small reefs and islands to consolidate its contested claim.

Beijing’s imperialism casts a shadow from South China Sea to the Pamirs
Aug 12, 2020

Beijing’s imperialism casts a shadow from South China Sea to the Pamirs

While the undercurrents of China’s aggression in the South China Sea are still gathering storm, Beijing has made a similar “historical” claim on

Binding Vietnam and India: Joint energy exploration in South China Sea
Dec 17, 2013

Binding Vietnam and India: Joint energy exploration in South China Sea

It is not difficult to imagine that the Chinese will be uncomfortable with the current scenario. China is against any "outside power" being involved in the South China Sea, though its own forces are regularly operating in the Indian Ocean region.

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea
Apr 26, 2024

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea

China sees a regional security structure shaping in the Indo-Pacific, with the US at its core, focused on the Quadrilateral Security Mechanism and sup

China's South China Sea claims: Strategic implications
Jul 05, 2012

China's South China Sea claims: Strategic implications

Though South China Sea has remained contested for several decades, the recent tensions surrounding these waters have heightened the potential for it to emerge as a major flashpoint. China's recent steps have made the involvement of external powers very likely.

Chinese claim over South China Sea has as much to do with economics as history
Dec 08, 2012

Chinese claim over South China Sea has as much to do with economics as history

An Indian maritime expert feels China, which had increased its defence budget several-fold in order to retain or recover its territories in the disputed area, is also cleverly diffusing the situation by having joint military exercises with countries around the area to prevent them from banding together against its claims.

Creating a 'new normal' in the South China Sea
Jun 12, 2015

Creating a 'new normal' in the South China Sea

If one looks at China's actions in the South China Sea over the past five years, the picture that emerges is of a rising China attempting to change the ground realities and destabilise the status quo. If the international community wait to see the end game of the Chinese strategy, it may be too late to de-escalate a military confrontation.

How Beijing’s New Maritime Rules in the South China Sea Will Affect India and Others
Sep 06, 2021

How Beijing’s New Maritime Rules in the South China Sea Will Affect India and Others

China's new maritime law – in which foreign vessels will have to submit details to Chinese authorities when transiting through its 'territorial waters' – has now come into force.

Implications of China’s floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea
May 13, 2024

Implications of China’s floating nuclear power plants in the South China Sea

These power plants pose not only an environmental threat but a security risk as well

Implications of Indonesia’s new military base in the South China Sea
Feb 01, 2019

Implications of Indonesia’s new military base in the South China Sea

Though Indonesia is not a claimant in the South China Sea, Jakarta and Beijing have entered into skirmishes in the Natuna area for long.

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach
Jul 19, 2021

India Calibrates its South China Sea Approach

India has historically taken a neutral position in the disputes along the South China Sea involving China and countries of Southeast Asia, even as the tensions have threatened the security in the region. In more recent times, however, there has been a noticeable change in India’s stance. This brief ponders this shift: the rationale behind India’s responses vis-à-vis the disputes, and their implications on the country’s ‘Act East’ and

India must address Vietnam’s concerns in the South China Sea
Mar 04, 2018

India must address Vietnam’s concerns in the South China Sea

India must quickly come to terms with the fact that Vietnam’s concerns on the looming security crisis in the South China Sea will lead Hanoi to search for new partners.

India's economic interest in the South China Sea
Jun 03, 2013

India's economic interest in the South China Sea

India may have a geopolitical interest in the South China Sea area, but it is driven by an economic need. India must make its presence felt and pursue its engagements in the area. This in turn will involve a continued effort to cooperate and collaborate with the Southeast Asian nations.

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation
May 04, 2013

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation

New Delhi must stand committed to its rhetoric on the Freedom of Navigation (FON) and to defend its interests should the need arise. This in turn would involve deepening naval cooperation with the key countries of the ASEAN and major powers sharing India's interest in defending the principle of FON.

India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue
May 17, 2012

India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue

While India is preparing to give up one of the blocks it has been drilling in, it has no intention of abandoning its search for oil and natural gas in the South China Sea.