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Commentaries by Ian Storey

Ian Storey

Senior Fellow, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute

Dr. Ian Storey is Senior Fellow and editor of Contemporary Southeast Asia at the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.
  • Jul 12 , 2017

    For the past 12 months, the waters of the South China Sea have been fairly tranquil. However, long-time, and hence jaded, observers of one of Asia’s most intractable disputes understand the cyclical nature of tensions; and also know that given the unchanging central drivers of the conflict and the absence of collective political will to palliate those drivers and negotiate an equitable solution, periods of calm are invariably followed by strong tempests.

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