The Op-Ed, “Will it be war in the South China Sea?,” was published by iPolitics at: www.ipolitics.ca/2016/06/09/will-it-be-war-in-the-south-china-sea/
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute released, “South China Sea and the New Great Game,” on June 10, 2016. The complete report is now available online.
Another useful article on the South China Sea dispute. The SCS continues to be a potential hot spot as long as China presses its claims. The issue, as noted before, is if Canada has vested interests in the dispute particularly if the TPP is ratified. The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/south-china-sea-who-claims-what-in-the-spratlys/
As Yogi used to say, ‘Deja vu all over again!’ As in the late 1980s, the strategic importance of the Arctic rises to near the top of our national concerns. By far the greatest part of that concern should be for accident prevention in those waters closely followed by rescue […]
The South China Sea remains one of the world’s potential trouble spots. As this article explains, China is becoming increasingly isolated in this issue. The question for the rest of us is, “What happens next?”. Whatever that is, it may not be to our liking. However, we first need to […]
Recent reports indicate that the John C. Stennis Strike Group is conducting “routine operations” in the South China Sea. The Strike Group has been shadowed by Chinese PLAN ships. For additional details of U.S. naval operations in this region, see the news report here.
China has introduced long-range surface-to-air missiles to and recently landed modern fighter aircraft on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel Islands of the South China Sea provoking fears that China may use them to restrict navigation. Meanwhile, North Korea continues its nuclear threats. After reviewing the problems in these areas, […]
This Telegraph article leads with: “Britain is considering sending fighter jets to Japan for the first time in decades for joint combat exercises in the country, amid heightened tension in the region over China’s territorial claims. The announcement of closer military ties with Tokyo came as the Foreign Secretary […]