Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

South China Sea: expect more close calls, high tension in 2023 amid military build-up

  • Between the dynamics of the fraught US-China rivalry and competition for resources between China and Southeast Asian states, there is much that could go wrong
  • The lack of any binding framework and parties frequently ignoring existing rules offer little hope for anything other than more near misses and stand-offs

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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