South China Sea Week

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC is publishing a series of articles on the South China Sea in response to a call for articles issued last month. Our authors assessed the response to the ruling issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, discussed military developments in the South China Sea, and provided other relevant insights. We thank our authors for their contributions. 

Below is a list of articles featuring during the topic week. It will be updated as the topic week rolls out and as additional publications are finalized.

The Scholar as Portent of Chinese Actions in the South China Sea by Ryan D. Martinson
Assessing the Military Significance of the South China Sea Land Features by Ching Chang
Sea Control 122 – The PCA Ruling with CAPT James Fanell by Sally DeBoer
The Undersea Dimension of Strategic Competition in the South China Sea by Elsa B. Kania
Clash of Core Interests: Can One Mountain Hold Two Tigers? 核心利益的冲突:一山,不容,二虎? by Tommy Jamison

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at

Featured Image: Soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy patrol in the Spratly Islands. (China Stringer Network/Reuters)

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