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Gregory Poling talk: "U.S. and UK Interests in the South China Sea."

The UK made waves in 2018 when it stepped up operations in the disputed South China Sea. U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson hailed this increased British operational commitment to assert freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and vowed that the two allies would continue to cooperate to push back against Chinese assertiveness and illegal claims in the disputed waterway. Although there are some divergences, Washington and London mostly share the same interests in the disputes - both are committed to defence of a global maritime commons and post-war international order, fundamental principles of which are threatened in the SCS. The U.S. network of alliances are also under threat from Chinese assertiveness. As Beijing continues to militarize the SCS and bully its neighbours, the disputes show no signs of deescalating any time soon.
When May 01, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where SG2 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd, Cambridge
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Gregory B. PolingGregory Poling is director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS. oversees research on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on the maritime domain and the countries of Southeast Asia. His research interests include the South China Sea disputes, democratization in Southeast Asia, and Asian multilateralism.  He is the author of "The South China Sea in Focus: Clarifying the Limits of Maritime Dispute" (CSIS, July 2013) and coauthor of multiple other works, including Building a More Robust U.S.-Philippines Alliance (CSIS, August 2015), A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Deepening Ties Two Decades after Normalization (CSIS, June 2014), and A U.S.-Indonesia Partnership for 2020: Recommendations for Forging a 21st Century Relationship (CSIS, September 2013). 

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