Maritime Strategy Project
From July 2014 until April 2015, the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program is examining practical ways to impose costs on bad behavior in the East and South China Seas. In recent years, China’s pattern of tailored coercion in its near seas have often sought unilateral changes to the status quo through coercion or force. U.S. policy continues to seek to engage China, bind it to international rules, and balance against China’s rapid military modernization. While this project seeks to build ideas for balancing China, any cost-imposing strategy must be considered within the context of comprehensive U.S.-China relations and regional security.
On this page, you'll find archives of public workshops, blog posts and videos that aim to encourage the establishment of an inclusive, rules-based approach toward order at sea across the Indo-Pacific region.