Q&As: Maritime Security
India's Maritime Stakes in the South Asian Littoral
In light of recent developments in the waters around India, Abhijit Singh (Observer Research Foundation) looks at New Delhi’s maritime operations and partnerships in the context of South Asia’s evolving maritime politics.
The Japan-China Feud in the East China Sea
Ken Jimbo (Keio University) assesses the prospects for a Japan-China dialogue to manage tensions in the East China Sea. He emphasizes the need for crisis management and the importance of setting realistic negotiating goals, which would allow both countries to work toward a mutually acceptable status quo.
Looking East: India's Growing Role in Asian Security
Harsh V. Pant (King's College London) examines India's "look east" policy and the country's deepening ties with East and Southeast Asia. He argues that India is gradually emerging as a serious player in Asia's security as it seeks to develop stronger trade and diplomatic ties with the region's smaller states.
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.
Disputed Claims in the East China Sea
Maritime security expert James Manicom provides insights into the current status of the dispute and the implications for policy moving forward. Dr. Manicom is an SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo and a Visiting Researcher at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo.
Rising Tensions in the South China Sea
What implications do the South China Sea disputes hold for U.S. policy and interests in the region? Dr. Ian Storey, an expert on Southeast Asia’s relations with China and the United States, maritime security in the Asia Pacific, and China’s foreign and defense policies, discusses the rise in tensions between claimants in the South China Sea, noting that they “are higher than they have ever been since the end of the Cold War.”