Tag Archive for: "east china sea"
Hainan Island and China’s South Sea Fleet

Recent reports talk about China’s possible establishment of a ‘fourth’ naval fleet with jurisdiction over the Indian Ocean region (IOR), joining the existing North Sea Fleet, East Sea Fleet, and South Sea Fleet. This mysterious …

ASPI suggests

This week’s wrap kicks off with an in-depth profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the New Yorker’s December edition. Pay attention to Merkel’s strategy for dealing with Vladimir Putin and her razor-sharp insights into …

Escalation scenarios in a changing Asia

Nothing so clearly signals Australia’s involvement in a more strategically competitive Asia as the writings of Australia’s leading strategic academics. In quieter times, our academics focused on the meaning of self-reliance, or the durability of …

Engaging Vietnam: a softly-softly approach

Historically, Vietnam’s relationship with China has been complex. Stretching from 111BC and early Chinese cultural domination of Vietnam to the 1979 border conflict and more recent disputes over competing claims in the South China Sea, …