South China Sea NewsWire

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Security

Towards Safer Harbors? Manila and Tokyo Make Moves to Counter Beijing’s Saber-Rattling | David Hessen

Managing Editor David Hessen examines a growing number of actions taken by both the Philippines and Japan to shore up ties with the United States and each other in the face of consistent Chinese saber-rattling in the South China Sea. The author then explores the strategic thinking behind some of these moves and what other steps they may eventually lead to.

Economy

The Blue Economy: Problems & Potentials in the South China Sea | Sumathy Permal & Cheryl Rita Kaur

In this article, Sumathy Permal and Cheryl Rita Kaur examine just what is a “Blue Economy” conceptually, what economic sectors it incorporates, and the potential benefits for a nation to develop its blue economy. They then discuss what Malaysia specifically has done to advance its blue economy before considering what steps Malaysia must take to keep that blue economy successful.

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