Vietnam: Upping the Stakes in the South China Sea
Recent controversies between Hanoi and Beijing in relation to the South China Sea suggest that tensions in the region are rising. Vietnam is displaying a new resolve in relation to Beijing. This indicates that China’s growing economic power is a concern for the Southeast Asian capitals, and that Hanoi is attempting to take the lead among ASEAN states in challenging Beijing in relation to the South China Sea. Development of the dispute is partly linked to the position of the U.S., who promises to remain a regional power but is unlikely to want to clash with China over the South China Sea.
India and the Persian Gulf: Bilateralism, Regional Security and the China Factor
Abstract: This issue brief discusses how regional security in the Persian Gulf is vital for the international oil and gas market, and maritime security in the western Indian Ocean. For […]
Legal Constraints of China’s BRI: The Case of Myanmar
Summary There are many consequences of China’s global Belt and Road Initiative. Amongst the least appreciated are the legal implications that arise from its investments. In Myanmar, one of the […]
The Changing Power-Relations in the Indo-Pacific: Decoding New Delhi’s Strategic Outlook
Abstract The growing importance of the maritime sphere for trade and connectivity has made the seas and oceans arenas of stiff competition and contestation. There is intense tussle between the […]
China’s Cybersecurity Legislation: A Paper Tiger or an Institutionalized Theft?
China’s digitalization drive has become a key force for the country’s economic growth and transformation, opening new opportunities for Chinese companies internationally. The booming digital economy, which has increased the […]