Inaugural Issue Brief Edition: The South China Sea (Dec 2016)

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The SCS in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic and Geo-Economic Perspectives

1.1 - Richard A. Bitzinger, Military-Strategic Situation in and around SCS

1.2 - Harry Krejsa, The South China Sea: A Challenging Test of the International Order

1.3 - David Jay Green, The SCS in the Broader Maritime Security of the Indo-Pacific: The Economic Context for Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Critical security and economic dilemmas for Southeast Asia in the South China Sea

2.1 - Elina Noor & Thomas Daniel, Key Issues and Dilemmas for Brunei and Malaysia in the South China Sea Dispute

2.2 - Aileen SP Baviera & Lucio B. Pitlo III, Critical Security and Economic Dilemmas for Southeast Asia in the South China Sea: A Philippine Perspective

2.3 - Tran Truong Thuy, Rebalancing: Vietnam’s South China Sea Challenges and Responses

2.4 - Christopher B. Roberts, The ‘South Sea’ and ASEAN: Failing Unity amidst Beijing’s Duplicitous Diplomacy

The SCS and China-US Relations: A case of great power rivalry, reluctant entanglement and/or strategic exaggeration?

3.1 - Jian Zhang, The South China Sea and China-US Relations: Beijing's Perspective

3.2 - Zack Cooper & Jake Douglas, Four Visions of US Strategy on China

3.3 - Shahar Hameiri & Lee Jones, State Transformation and Chinese Actions in the South China Sea

National interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the SCS

4.1 - Tetsuo Kotani, Japan’s National Interests in the South China Sea: FON, the Rule of Law, and Nuclear Deterrence

4.2 - Darshana M. Baruah, India as a Middle Power in the South China Sea Dispute

4.3 - Shafiah Muhibat, National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: The Case of Indonesia

4.4 - Euan Graham, National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: Australia’s Cautiously Calibrated Approach

International Law, UNCLOS and the Arbitral Tribunal Determination: Retrospect and Prospects

5.1 - Clive Schofield, Legal and Geographical Implications of the South China Sea Arbitration

5.2 - Nguyen Dang Thang, Implications of July 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

5.3 - Bing Ling, The Potential Utility of International Law in Conflict Mitigation and Resolution in the South China Sea

5.4 - Douglas Guilfoyle, The South China Sea Case and the Potential Utility of International Law for Conflict Mitigation and/or Resolution

Challenges and Implications for Conflict Mitigation and/or Dispute Resolution

6.1 - Carlyle A. Thayer, The Southeast Asia Claimant States, ASEAN, and the South China Sea Dispute

6.2 - You Ji, De-combatising the Spratly Disputes

6.3 - Kei Koga, Renewed Strategic Dynamics over the South China Sea: Options for the US, Japan, India

6.4 - Andrew O’Neil, Middle Powers and the South China Sea: Time to Step Up, or Step Out?