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Q&As: Maritime Security

August 2016

Declaring Consistent Commitments: U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

May 2016

India's Maritime Stakes in the South Asian Littoral

Commentary

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.

October 2015

A Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship

Commentary

Earlier this week, the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.

May 2014

Could Tensions in the South China Sea Spark a War?

Commentary

This commentary by Abraham Denmark, Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research, was originally published in the National Interest.

November 2013

The Japan-China Feud in the East China Sea

Policy Q&A

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.

September 2013

Looking East: India's Growing Role in Asian Security

Commentary

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.

July 2012

ASEAN and the South China Sea: Deepening Divisions

Policy Q&A

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.

May 2012

Japan’s Territorial Problem: The Northern Territories, Takeshima, and the Senkaku Islands

Commentary

Three territorial disputes-the Northern Territories, Takeshima Island, and the Senkaku Islands—are causing ongoing strain on Japan’s relations with Russia, South Korea, and China. Former ambassador Kazuhiko Togo discusses these three conflicts and what measures Japan could take to alleviate regional tensions.

July 2011

Disputed Claims in the East China Sea

Policy Q&A

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.

June 2011

Rising Tensions in the South China Sea

Policy Q&A

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.”

   



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