Undersea drones are the newcomers to planned U.S. force posture in the Asia-Pacific, though seemingly not tipping the balance toward offensive action
With rapid expansion of China’s power, the region needs to establish flexible mechanisms for collective maritime security cooperation.
Michael Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS, Lieutenant General Chip Gregson, senior adviser at Avascent International, and Andrew Shearer, former national security adviser to the Australian government and a visiting fellow with CSIS, recently joined AMTI director Gregory Poling to discuss Asia’s contested waters. Listen below for the three experts’ […]
This September, while Indian prime minister Narendra Modi met with tech titans in Silicon Valley, his administration quietly unveiled a $1.5 billion development package for the isolated Andaman and Nicobar island chains, meant to turn the islands’ capital city, Port Blair, into a hub of the ship repair industry by developing port infrastructure. Less than […]
AMTI Director Gregory Poling sits down with University of Western Australia Dean of Law Erika Techera to discuss the intersection between piracy, fishing, and human trafficking in the Asia Pacific.
AMTI Director Greg B. Poling interviews Vice Admiral (ret.) Vijay Shankar of the Indian Navy.
Introduction This paper assesses the influence of the PLA Navy (PLAN) and its affiliated individuals and organizations (referred to as the “PLAN Lobby” or “Navy Lobby”) on specific policies related to China’s “maritime sovereignty”. A lobby is a group of individuals who use direct or indirect means to collectively or individually advocate policy positions to […]
When Japan surrendered 70 years ago this month, the United States stood supreme in the Pacific. Only the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy had surface combatants that could roam freely from the Indian Ocean to the East China Sea and these remained a fraction of the massive “Big Blue Fleet” the U.S. Navy had […]
Maritime Asia will be active and more pacific in the coming year. Maritime trade will continue apace with tens of millions of shipping containers and millions of barrels of petroleum products moving on Asian sea lanes. That feeding of the Asian and global economies will be taken for granted, but there are three categories to […]
Despite the growing interest in maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region among experts, it remains an open question how focused the Obama administration will be on the challenges in that region in 2015. It is doubtful that the security of the offshore Pacific island chain ranks in the top five issues for National Security Advisor […]
Most think of maritime Asia in the context of the Western Pacific littoral, the long swath of near shore waters that run from the Russian Pacific coast to Southeast Asia. Or, that maritime Asia is defined by the competing claims in the East and South China Seas and the rise of the Chinese Navy. Maritime […]
Five years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that eminent historians and political scientists would draw analogies between territorial issues in the East and South China Seas, and the Balkans on the eve of the First World War. Yet in the very recent past, maritime claims, resource competition, and contentious international arbitration in the […]