Depuis plusieurs décennies, les îles et atolls de mer de Chine méridionale sont l’objet de revendications de la part des pays riverains que sont la Chine, le Vietnam, les Philippines, la Malaisie mais aussi l’Indonésie et le sultanat de Brunei. Les îles Paracels sont situées entre les îles chinoises du Hainan et la côte vietnamienne.
The dispute over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea is complex, and despite its regional and international ramifications, there is no clear roadmap for how it should be managed or resolved. In this East Asia Policy Paper, Lynn Kuok argues that claimants should jointly define exclusive economic zone claims from the largest islands in the South China Sea on a “without prejudice” basis as a means to get around the current political and diplomatic impasse.
How to deal with Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean has become a practical question for India. In December 2013, China let it be known that one of its nuclear attack submarines would sail through the Indian Ocean over the following two months. It was the first time that China confirmed such a transit. At the time, many thought it would be a relatively rare occurrence. But over the last couple of months, two more submarines appear to have made similar transits, after they were spotted mak
Japan's defense spending in fiscal 2015 is set to rise for the third consecutive year, reflecting efforts to monitor the movement of Chinese vessels encroaching in territorial waters in the East China Sea.
For decades, the Department of States has published its legal and geographic analysis of the claims of other countries. Those analyses are contained in State’s Limits of the Seas series. These publications are important to Law of the Sea scholars as well as officials in the U.S. ...