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Weekly News 31/10 - 6/11

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 -(Thediplomat 04/11) Sub Hunters in the South China Sea? China Launches 4: China is launching one new corvette every six weeks.  

-(MorningnewsUSA 03/11) Australia to Team Up With Indonesia in Sea Patrols: Julie Bishop, Australia’s foreign minister said her country is seriously considering talking with the Indonesian government in such endeavor

-(Morningledger 03/11) US Is Losing Control As Duterte Becomes China’s New Friend: Reports have it that the US wanted to establish a peaceful resolution to the dispute over the South China Sea. It seemed, however, that Duterte used a better tactic.

-(Nikkei 03/11) Fishing fuels conflict in the South China Sea: China is using its world's biggest fishing fleet "to assert its sovereignty over the entire South China Sea.

-(Straitstimes 03/11) KL, Beijing call for restraint in South China Sea: External intervention not helpful in resolving issue, say both sides

-( inquirer 03/11) PH gov’t urged to uphold South China Sea rights: a Catholic bishop on Thursday called on the Duterte administration to stand by the Philippines’ rights over the disputed areas in the SCS as affirmed by the historic July ruling of the PCA

-(Nationalinterest 03/11) How World War III Could Start (Think Syria, the Baltics or the South China Sea)

-(AMTI 03/11) Duterte’s Uncertain China Gamble: While this policy shift may have reduced the likelihood of conflict between the two neighbors and has revived bilateral economic ties, there is no assurance that China will release its grasp on the South China Sea in the near future.

-(Project-syndicate  03/11) Unshackling ASEAN: For starters, it should follow a previous suggestion, made by the ASEAN Eminent Persons Group in 2006, to introduce majority decision-making.

-(LAtimes 03/11) Under Duterte, is the Philippines undergoing Finlandization? What appears to be happening is another phenomenon familiar to political scientists: bandwagoning.

-(Asiasentinel 03/11) Malaysia’s Najib Tilts to China  -(Asiamaritime 03/11) Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit

-(Atimes 02/11) Has the Philippines blown its South China Sea win? By his state visit to China, President Rodrigo Duterte presented to China two precious — if not priceless — “gifts.” -(NYtimes 02/11)Philippines’ Deal With China Pokes a Hole in U.S. Strategy

-(Lawfareblog 02/11) Tracking China’s Compliance with the South China Sea Arbitral Award: Traditional Fishing Rights Inside the Lagoon at Scarborough Shoal

-(Navy 02/11) USS John S. McCain Conducts Routine South China Sea Patrol: Forward-deployed, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted routine operations while transiting through the South China Sea, Oct. 30.

-(Nationalinterest 1/11) Sun Tzu Explains China’s Shaping OpRead moreerations in the South China Sea: The Art of War’s opening chapter considers five factors when calculating the chance of victory in war: moral influence, weather, terrain, command, and doctrine.

-(Philstar 1/11) Chinese, Malaysian navies to cooperate in South China Sea: China and Malaysia said their navies will cooperate more in the politically sensitive South China Sea in an agreement signed Tuesday during a visit by Malaysia's leader.

-(Businessinsider 1/11) 'A most welcome development' in the South China Sea may not be all that it seems: The image, taken on October 29, shows a Chinese vessel anchored in the mouth of the lagoon, appearing to block entry to Philippine fishermen; (Thediplomat 1/11) What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?

-(AMTI 1/11) Russia’s tactics and Strategy in the South China Sea: Such fears increased as the July 2016 arbitral ruling on the Philippines’ case against China loomed. Observers noticed another bullet-point in Russia’s South China Sea stance.

-(Foxnews 1/11) Japan protests China's drilling activity in East China Sea: Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called China's oil and gas exploration efforts "extremely regrettable".


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