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Australia’s French Submarine Decision: A Long-standing Security Relationship
Australia has chosen the French option for its new submarine acquisition project. While offering a range of strategic, political and technical advantages over the German and Japanese options, it confirms a long-standing ...
ASEAN-China Relations: Key Junctures for Singapore as Country Coordinator
As the country coordinator of ASEAN-China dialogue relations for three years till mid 2018, Singapore is well placed as a non-claimant state to the South China Sea disputes to help reduce tensions and expedite realisation ...
Duterte Presidency: Shift in Philippine-China Relations?
The rise of Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines’ new president promises to have an impact on the South China Sea dispute between Manila and Beijing. Will he change Manila’s stance towards China or will he be as hardline as ...
What Duterte Portends for Philippine Foreign Policy
Contrary to his reputation as a foul-mouthed provincial statesman, the Philippines’ incoming president Rodrigo Duterte may very well end up as a sophisticated and nuanced geopolitical player over the South China Sea disputes ...
Chinese Fishermen at Frontline of Maritime Disputes: An Alternative Explanation
Poaching of endangered marine species could be a key factor which drives the Chinese fishermen to the frontline of the regional maritime disputes.
India and Japan: Emerging Indo-Pacific Security Partnership
India and Japan, motivated primarily by shared concerns about China, have been developing a closer defence partnership defined by regular maritime exercises and high-level political consultations. The upward trajectory in ...
India’s Act East Policy: Embedding the Andamans
India should rejuvenate its ‘Act East policy’ by exploiting the strategic location of the Andaman Islands and the waters around it.