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21 July 2016

UNCLOS, undone by China?

China's refusal to accept the ruling of The Hague greatly harms its international reputation and will fuel regional concerns about China's rise. Nationalist sentiments stirred up by a sustained media campaign heighten the risk of a confrontation, but there is also a possibility for the Philippines to use its new leverage to its advantage through new negotiations.

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18 November 2014

A comprehensive Pacific policy

Prime Minister Modi's Fiji visit is a chance to broaden and deepen the relationship between India and the South Pacific. Promoting an inclusive policy that engages civil society and the private sectors of both countries, will be a step in the right direction in order to regain lost ground due to years of neglect

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2 May 2014

South China Sea: escalating tensions

Braving potential retaliation from China, the Philippines has now challenged Beijing’s sovereign claims over the South China Sea before a UN tribunal, and raised the stakes in a longstanding dispute

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26 November 2013

Asia, Uninterrupted

From November 17-19, Gateway House hosted the Manipal Dialogue, where eight Indian and 11 foreign scholars came together to discuss the concept of an Asia, uninterrupted. Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, on November 26, wrote about the conference, and the themes discussed, in The Asian Age.

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6 November 2013

The new Indo-Pacific core

The India-Japan alliance needs to be viewed through a prism broader than that of "containing" China, and by treating the Indian and Pacific oceans as a single entity. Such an alliance has the potential to strengthen the geopolitical security of India and Japan, along with that of all their allies and associates

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30 October 2013

The India-Australia security engagement: Opportunities and challenges

This edition of Policy Perspectives discusses how the two leading maritime powers among Indian Ocean states, India and Australia – which will take over from India as Chair of the IOR-ARC at its ongoing meeting in Perth – can consolidate a strategic partnership that spans the Indo-Pacific

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30 August 2013

The Deep Sea Resources Rush

Advancing mining technologies are making the prospect of exploiting seafloor minerals—gold, copper, zinc, cobalt and rare earth elements – not only possible but also imminent, with commercial licenses to be granted by the International Seabed Authority from 2016. But do we really understand the potential impact?

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