China’s South China Sea End Game: Implications and Next Steps

China’s South China Sea End Game: Implications and Next Steps by United States Navy Capt. (Ret.) Carl O. Schuster China’s ongoing actions in the South China Sea belie its promises of the last five years.  Its Foreign Ministry announced in 2013 that its suppression of non-Chinese fishermen was to protect the region’s sensitive marine environment. Since then, it… Read More

Post-Arbitration Geopolitical Assessment

July 20, 2016 Andrew Shearer, Former Australian National Security Adviser and Senior Advisor on Asia Pacific Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)  The international community owes the Philippines a debt of gratitude for bringing the arbitration proceeding and seeing it through, despite the difficulties – which one suspects are by no means… Read More

Tribunal ruling: Blunting China’s realpolitik approach in the South China Sea dispute

Renato de Castro, Stratbase-ADRi Trustee Image Source: The Philippine Star On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ruled in favor of the Philippines in its 14 claims against China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea that it is a violation of… Read More

PH must “set the tone” for peaceful resolution of China dispute

Dindo Manhit, President of Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies Image Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer Now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration has released its decision on the case lodged by the Philippines against China, the Philippines should immediately set the tone of what is to follow. In the days ahead,… Read More