Understanding China’s perspectives on ocean governance – and where they come from – is vital to forging a path forward on disputes over contested waters.
It’s good to talk − just don’t expect it to result in a reset in relations between Beijing and Washington.
Given Australia has recently sought to steady its rocky relationship with China, this cooperation with the Philippines could come at a cost.
The mention of the Falklands/Malvinas territorial dispute in an EU document shows that, post-Brexit, Brussels no longer feels beholden to toe the UK’s line on sovereignty.
Once the context of cultural and territorial appropriation by China in Southeast Asia are understood, Vietnam’s ban of the Barbie movie isn’t surprising.
Maps can be very touchy subjects. That’s why Vietnam has banned the Barbie movie.
The US and China are engaged in a classic power struggle. The question is, who will come out on top?
What was behind the latest encounter between US and Chinese military vessels in contested waters?
The South China Sea is of strategic and economic importance to Beijing and the US, setting up a potential power struggle that could spark conflict.
The agreement lets the US expand its access across military bases in the Philippines, unfolding a new chapter in the countries’ long military history.
The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
Indonesia’s reluctance to respond to the conflict is based on the fact that its economy is still very dependent on China.
Our analysis is the first commissioned by the Department of Defence on the specific threat of prolonged maritime supply-chain disruptions due to conflict in the South China and East China seas.
While there are good reasons not to exaggerate these events, the bad news is these incidents are almost certain to continue. But we shouldn’t frame them as if we’re in the brink of war.
China is posing many challenges to the Indo-Pacific region in 2022. How should Canada and Australia respond?
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
The security landscape in the Asia-Pacific region is shifting in the face of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy.
The West isn’t exactly diligent about following international rules of law. It conveniently ignores or sidesteps global rules-based order when it’s convenient.
China and the US have differing interpretations of the law of the sea – and this is fuelling deep distrust and suspicion.
Forced to balance traditional alliances with its trade-dependent relationship with China, New Zealand walks a fine diplomatic line over Taiwan.