Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Bonnie Glaser
Opinion

Opinion

Bonnie Glaser and Jeff W. Benson

Conflict prevention in the South China Sea depends on China abiding by the existing rules of navigation

  • US freedom of navigation operations do not, in and of themselves, raise the risk of a maritime incident
  • From the 1972 ‘Rules of the Road’ to the 2014 bilateral agreement on the rules of behaviour, the protocol exists for peaceful engagement even in disputed waters

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Bonnie Glaser

Bonnie Glaser

Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and director of the China Power Project at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Jeff W. Benson

Jeff W. Benson

Commander Jeff W. Benson is a military fellow with Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and commanded the USS Stethem (DDG-63), forward deployed in Japan, from 2017 to 2019.