Tag Archives: Mutual Defense Treaty

Indian Navy in disputed South China Sea as part of operational deployment

In what is being seen as a furtherance to India’s ‘Act East’ policy and more specifically, a strategically operational deployment in the crucial South China Sea, Indian Navy warships reached Malaysia on Wednesday. The fleet belonging to the Navy’s Eastern Fleet fleet includes INS Ranvir, a guided missile destroyer, INS Satpura, the indigenously built guided […]

Thoughts on the Constitution / South China Sea developments ominous for Japan

This is the second installment of a series that focuses on recent changes to Japan’s national security and the background of the government’s intentions. “Gray-zone situations” are states of increased military tension that do not involve actual armed attacks on Japan. The security-related bills that have been submitted to the Diet would enable the Self-Defense […]

The South China Sea: Navigating the Most Dangerous Place in the World

When people ponder where the next major conflict might erupt, they often look to the South China Sea – the scene of the potentially most explosive, intractable, overlapping sovereignty claims in the world. What can the United States do to find a peaceful solution to tensions between China, the Philippines and Vietnam, and indirectly between […]

SC justices split on US defense aid in sea row

MalacaÑang has found an ally in Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in defending the legality and benefits of its controversial Philippine-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) when she said that the country needs the help of the US to improve the country’s military capability amid its dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea. […]