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South China Sea: the Second Front of the US-China Confrontation

Increased tension in the SCS may lead to the erosion of the entire security regime in the Asia Pacific. Apart from the numerous discussions about the U.S.-China trade war, there is one more rivalry between the two countries that unfolded a long time ago and has recently been intensifying in the waters of the South China Sea (SCS) and in the sea areas adjacent to it. At the beginning of June 2019, the Pentagon officially presented a new report “On the Indo-Pacific Strategy”, in which China was...


RIAC Discussed Maritime Security Hotspots in the South China Sea and the Arctic

..., Pavel Gudev , Senior Research Fellow at the Center for North American Studies at Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of RAS, were among Russian participants of the event. Following the key speech participants discussed territorial disputes in Southeast Asia, maritime delimitation in the Arctic, role of the maritime law in dispute settlement, as well as the U.S. policy and Russia's interests in the Arctic and in the South China Sea. Anton Tsvetov , expert of the Center ...


The Chinese Guardians of International Law

Review of Chatham House Report “China’s Evolving Approach to International Dispute Settlement” by Harriet Moynihan China did not participate in the structuring of modern international law after World War II, and now the world’s second-largest economy must fit itself into the rule system made by other countries. Moynihan relates this to Beijing’s distrust of international law in general, writing that China sees the current world order as “an instrument of Western Imperialism”. Imperialism was heavily...


South China Sea — Hague Tribunal and Military Tensions

... to growth of both American and Chinese military activities in the region. This will consequently cause further escalation, including an increased likelihood of an armed conflict. At the same time court decision may pave the way for the resolution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea based on compromise. President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly made it clear that he will be using the court ruling as a starting point for a new round of talks with Beijing. His readiness ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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