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How US-China battle for control of the ‘global order’ is being played out in the South China Sea

Mark J. Valencia says while the US may paint China as an opponent of international order that is ‘militarising’ the South China Sea, it is no stranger to bending global norms, or to militarisation, itself

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Mark J. Valencia

Mark J. Valencia

Dr Mark J. Valencia is an internationally known maritime policy analyst, political commentator and consultant focused on Asia. He is the author or editor of some 15 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently he is adjunct senior scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.