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.
The following Reuter’s article sheds some welcome light on the complexity of the South China Seas legal regime and the US Navy’s freedom of navigation operations there. This is needed as there is a willingness to throw terms like “innocent passage” around with making clear what it implies. This article […]
*RSIS Commentary No. 218/2013 is reprinted here with editorial permission. Synopsis: Regional maritime territorial disputes have expanded beyond the surface of the seas into the airspace above them, marking a significant enlargement of the theatre of conflict. Why has China established the East China Sea (ECS) Air Defence Identification Zone […]
Military power is a difficult subject, especially when it comes to discussing the potential power of other countries. China has made news over the past few years for their rapidly expanding military force, and MilitaryEducation.org has compiled a shocking list of facts regarding the Chinese military, and created a surprising […]
David Lague published an article on 17 January with Reuter’s entitled, “China’s military hawks take the offensive.” Lague notes “the increasingly hawkish rhetoric coming from senior officers in the People’s Liberation Army.” A particularly aggressive tract by a regular media commentator, Chinese Air Force Colonel Dai Xu, provided the following: […]