Category Archives: Studies

The Sino-Philippine Maritime Row: International Arbitration and the South China Sea

In this Flashpoints Bulletin, The Sino-Philippine Maritime Row: International Arbitration and the South China Sea, Peter Dutton analyzes the ongoing territorial disputes between the Philippines and China over lands near the South China Sea, known as the West Philippines Sea in Manila. Dutton, who is Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime […]

China’s Strategy For The Philippines – Analysis

The standoff in the Scarborough Shoal between China and the Philippines not only demonstrated Manila’s commitment to defend its maritime territory, but also Beijing’s determination to maintain its territorial aspirations at all costs. Knowing what strings to pull to pressure the Philippines, Beijing engaged in a series of de facto economic reprisals. For its part, […]

THINKING ABOUT THE U.S. “PIVOT” TO ASIA

Note: Below is the text of remarks Dr. Ford gave to an event sponsored by Hudson Institute and held at the Harvard Club in New York City on February 27, 2013. Rear Admiral James Stark, USN (ret.), Dr. Michael Pillsbury, and Eric Brown also took part. Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for showing up in […]