The Lowy Interpreter

New Law Expands Chinese Coast Guard's Jurisdiction

[By Eli Huang] China’s new law giving the China Coast Guard more freedom to use force has increased the concern...

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

[By Oriana Skylar Mastro] Chinese exercises in the South China Sea last month, and the strong U.S. response, show these dispute...

Why India Needs a Sea Denial Strategy to Counter China's Reach

[By Arzan Tarapore] To break the border stand-off between India and China in the Himalayas, some Indian analysts have advo...

A "Beggar-thy-Neighbor" Approach Keeps Seafarers Stranded

[By Sandra Tsui] When a business manager is willing to spend $200,000 to send home five employees whose contracts have expired...

Russia and China Team Up in the Indian Ocean

[By Oriana Skylar Mastro] Two recent naval exercises demonstrate the potential for Russia-China cooperation in the Indian Ocean...

Beijing's Line on the S. China Sea: "Nothing to See Here"

[By Oriana Skylar Mastro] China’s strategy in responding to concerns about its intentions in the South China Sea is to cl...

The Outlines of a European Strategy on the Indo-Pacific

[By Lisa Louis] The Netherlands recently published its first official strategy paper for the Indo-Pacific, just ten weeks after...

Study: China Could Likely Afford to Shut Down S. China Sea Traffic

  [By Greg Earl] Just when the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signing has provided some modest...

The Green Energy Transition Could Mean More Reliance on China

[By Elliott Zaagman] A man who has earned a reputation for compromise and dealmaking over his half-century in Washington, Joe B...

China Faces Mounting Pressure to Restructure Developing-World Loans

[By Robert Wihtol] On November 13, the finance ministers and central bankers of the G20 will hold an extraordinary me...

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