// Archive

South China Sea

This tag is associated with 4 posts

From Island Building to Island Hopping: Is China’s South China Sea Strategy Viable?

Share

In a tumultuous world, it takes a lot to make the headlines. Competing with the ongoing debacle in Syria, the refugee crisis splitting Europe apart, the possibility of Brexit and the flamboyant extravaganza of a US election featuring Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is difficult: even issues afflicting important states like Ukraine or Brazil often […]

Share

The Asia Cauldron: Boiling Over

Share

The Asian Cauldron: Boiling Over These events over the past two months have created a significant deterioration in the stability of the Eastern Pacific; China has significantly improved her long-term strategic position vis-a-vis the United States in any potential conflict, by securing energy supplies from Russia that cannot be interdicted by the US Navy, while […]

Share

Nihon-no atarashī yoake (Japan’s New Dawn)

Share

Common Sense has been following the ongoing conflict over the islands of the South China Sea – and the mineral and fishing wealth they offer – for some time[1]. There are a number of states involved, but the central feature of all disputes is China’s claims to sovereignty and an economic exclusion zone over the […]

Share

Pacific Heat

Share

Common Sense has been tracking the nascent arms race in the Pacific here, here and here, and what it portends for the future. As the Asian economies grow in relative and absolute importance, competition for resources and markets is increasing. Wealth brings the means and incentives to spend on armaments, and the burgeoning middle classes […]

Share

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

Categories

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 789 other subscribers