The State of Cooperation in the East China Sea
NBR Analysis Brief
James Manicom (Centre for International Governance Innovation) examines the volatile situation surrounding the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and considers efforts by all three claimants to manage tensions. He argues that there is a considerable amount that the United States can do to discourage deliberate escalation of the dispute, even if it can do little to directly ensure a peaceful resolution.
ASEAN and the South China Sea: Deepening Divisions
NBR asked Ian Storey (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) for his insights into developments in the South China Sea, divisions between ASEAN members at the recent ASEAN-led meetings in Cambodia, and what this means for regional stability.
The 19th ASEAN Regional Forum: Background on the Issues
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins representatives from 27 nations in Cambodia to discuss peace and security issues in the region, including regional disaster relief cooperation, maritime security, disarmament, and anti-terrorism, NBR is offering pertinent publications on these issues free for a limited time.
The "China 2030" Report
The World Bank and one of China’s leading government think-tanks, the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), recently released "China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society," the culmination of more than a year of collaborative research.
UNCLOS and the Obligation to Cooperate
This essay seeks to clarify the obligatory language in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in order to improve compliance with the convention.
Maritime Cooperation in a Functional Perspective
This essay argues that effective management of maritime resources, as well as the preservation and protection of the marine environment in enclosed and semi-enclosed seas such as the Gulf of Thailand, South China Sea, and East China Sea, is possible only if the littoral states cooperate with one another in the discharge of their obligations and the pursuit of their rights.
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Joint Development in Asia: Some Valuable Lessons Learned
This essay will examine joint development arrangements (JDA) in Asia and discuss the rationale for states entering into these JDAs, factors that influenced negotiations, and provisions that have contributed to the success of JDAs in Asia.