Inter-American and African Human Rights Systems

Centre for Security Studies, O P Jindal Global University organized (November 29) an international conference on the topic ‘The South China Sea: Current Challenges and Future Perspective’ at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. During the conference presentations were made by 14 eminent scholars from different think tanks and universities of India and attended by more than 50 scholars, academics, media persons, and students. While giving the introductory remarks Dr. Pankaj Jha, coordinator of the conference and Centre for Security Studies said that the purpose is to highlight the evolving…

South China Sea chaos: How fears of ‘China nuclear test’ fooled Putin | World | News

An extreme radio host in the US posted a fake news story on his website claiming that Beijing had exploded a nuclear bomb in the South China Sea region. The publisher attributed the article to “military sources”, but a Pentagon spokesperson in the US called the story “silly fiction”, and the website at the centre of the fake news story tweeted an apology saying the story “might not be credible”. The fake news culprit cited ‘uRADMonitor Global Network for Environmental Monitoring’, claiming that increased radiation pointed to the explosion. The…

Edgardo Gomez, national scientist, passes away » Manila Bulletin News

Updated December 3, 2019, 1:06 PM By Dhel Nazario National scientist Edgardo Gomez, known for his contributions and researches on marine ecosystems has passed away at the age of 81, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Tuesday. (DOST / MANILA BULLETIN) Gomez served as the Founding Director of the Marine Science Institute (MSI) at the University of the Philippines (UP), a world-class research and teaching institution in marine science and is an internationally renowned center of excellence for national and scientific initiatives. One of his most notable…

South Korea’s conservative protesters, like Britain’s Brexiteers, reject rule by doctrinaire leftists

Donald Kirk Donald Kirk is an author and journalist from Washington, D.C., and travels to South Korea, with stops in London, India, Pakistan, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, among other places, writing on the confrontation of forces in the post-September 11 era. He was the Seoul correspondent for the International Herald Tribune from 1997 to 2003. Before gravitating to Northeast Asia, he covered much of the Vietnam War for the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Star. He has also written books on Korea, notably Korea Betrayed:…

The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Executive Summary The evolving strategic dynamics in the Indo-Pacific are of paramount importance for the future of the rules-based international order. While the United States is redirecting strategic focus to the region as part of its Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy, Europe is also stepping up its role—leveraging a strong economic profile, long-standing bilateral ties, and active engagement in various regional multilateral forums. The European Union (EU) and its member states can make distinct contributions to an open, transparent, inclusive, and rules-based regional order, though not necessarily always in lockstep…

How China’s actions in the South China Sea undermine the rule of law

Executive Summary This paper argues that China’s actions in the South China Sea have contributed to a weakening of the international law of the sea. This hurts all countries, including China, which have an interest in ensuring that competition stays within the parameters of international law, which helps promote stability and minimizes the risk of conflict. It provides an overview of the South China Sea dispute and the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling in a case the Philippines brought against China under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the…

Aerial Early Warning, Reconnaissance Training Boosts PLA Navy’s Capability in South China Sea

A naval aviation division of the People’s Liberation Army Southern Theater Command wrapped up an aerial early warning and reconnaissance training exercise recently, which experts said will boost China’s defence capability in the South China Sea as US warships and aircraft have trespassed frequently into Chinese territorial waters and airspace. The long-duration aerial early warning and reconnaissance training concluded in November, in which participating troops intercepted more than 10 kinds of simulated hostile anti-air radar signals and tested multiple tactics, the PLA Daily reported on Sunday. Compared with the same…