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ReportsTaming Sea Dragons
Executive Summary In his 2010 book, titled Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Robert Kaplan asserted that the Indian Ocean “is at the heart of the wor...
By Sean Liedman
ReportsReefs, Rocks, and the Rule of Law
CNAS experts Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper and Harry Krejsa assess the regional and global implications of a ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea under the Perman...
By Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
Navigating the Future: U.S.-Taiwan Maritime Cooperation and Building Order in Asia
“Navigating the Future: U.S.-Taiwan Maritime Cooperation and Building Order in Asia” identifies a framework for advancing U.S.-Taiwan maritime cooperation, which consists of b...
By Alexander Sullivan
ReportsIndirect Cost Imposition Strategies in the South China Sea: U.S. Leadership and ASEAN Centrality
Dr. Carlyle A. Thayer assesses the implications of China’s assertions of control over the South China Sea for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and offers ide...
By Carlyle Thayer
ReportsShades of Gray: Technology, Strategic Competition, and Stability in Maritime Asia
Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald, and Van Jackson unpack how proliferating technologies are intersecting with strategic competition, coercive behaviors, and unclear norms to exacerba...
By Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald & Van Jackson
ReportsPreserving the Rules: Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia
"A combination of active engagement, cost imposition, denial, and offset strategies can best help shape the future order of the Asia-Pacific region."...
By Alexander Sullivan & Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsChina's Tailored Coercion and Its Rivals' Actions and Responses: What the Numbers Tell Us
Dr. Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty provide a groundbreaking data-driven look at how the six claimants of features in the South China Sea have advanced and defended their...
By Patrick McNulty & Dr. Christopher Yung
ReportsCost-Imposing Strategies: A Brief Primer
Dr. Thomas Mahnken, professor at both the Naval War College and Johns Hopkins SAIS, delivers a general but thorough framework for thinking about cost-imposing strategies, a cr...
By Thomas G. Mahnken
Can China Make Peace in the South China Sea?
Senior Fellow Dr. Ely Ratner argues that in recent years, China become not only more assertive but has also been increasingly engaging in unilateral coercion to advance its cl...
By Ely Ratner
A Summer Calendar for Advancing U.S. Policy toward the South China Sea
Asia-Pacific Security Deputy Director Dr. Ely Ratner authors the agenda “A Summer Calendar for U.S. Policy toward the South China Sea,” detailing specific actions the United S...
By Ely Ratner
Tailored Coercion: Competition and Risk in Maritime Asia
"Tailored Coercion: Competition and Risk in Maritime Asia," written by the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, analyzes competition and security risks in Maritime Asia....
By Elbridge Colby, Ely Ratner, Patrick M. Cronin & Zachary Hosford
Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatrends
CNAS Research Associate Alexander Sullivan examines seven major trends shaping Asia-Pacific security and the U.S. rebalance to Asia in "Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatre...
By Alexander Sullivan
Finding Common Ground: Energy, Security and Cooperation in the South China Sea
Global energy trends are increasing demands for potential hydrocarbons in the South China Sea. As the global economy recovers from worldwide recession, demand for energy is st...
By Will Rogers
The Challenge of Chinese Revisionism: The Expanding Role of China’s Non-Military Maritime Vessels
Recent actions by China’s non-military law enforcement vessels pose one of the most immediate threats to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. In The Challenge of Ch...
By Ely Ratner & Zachary Hosford
A Competitive Turn: How Increased Chinese Maritime Actions Complicate U.S. Partnerships
James R. Holmes, professor of strategy at the Naval War College, argues that China’s increasingly competitive actions in the East and South China Seas are further complicating...
By James Holmes
Contested Waters: Managing Disputes in the East and South China Seas
CNAS Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Dr. Patrick Cronin argues that despite rising tensions in the East and South China Seas, conflict between the United ...
By Patrick M. Cronin
The Sansha Garrison: China’s Deliberate Escalation in the South China Sea
In The Sansha Garrison: China's Deliberate Escalation in the South China Sea, CNAS Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that China is conducting a coordinated and deliberate cam...
By Oriana Skylar Mastro
Don't Forget About the East China Sea
The East China Sea may be the most strategic location in all of Asia. While the media and policymakers have paid considerable attention to the geopolitical significance of the...
By Michael Auslin
Studying the South China Sea: The Chinese Perspective
This essay discusses three key features of the current research by the Chinese policy community on the South China Sea, highlights the work of four leading research institutio...
By Yun Sun
Cooperation from Strength: The United States, China and the South China Sea
Cooperation from Strength: The United States, China and the South China Sea, a six-chapter volume featuring a capstone chapter authored by Patrick M. Cronin and Robert D. Kapl...
By Patrick M. Cronin, Robert D. Kaplan & Will Rogers