Sarah Wang examines NATO’s recently concluded Steadfast Jazz naval exercise.
The Others Part 2: Syria and China
Sarah Danruo Wang continues this series on Syria’s current alliances with an analysis of the relations between China and Syria. Particular attention is given to the contentious notion of “humanitarian intervention”.
The Annotated Putin
Sarah Danruo Wang analyzes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times.
The Others Part 1: Syria and Russia
Sarah Danruo Wang begins this series on Syria’s current alliances with an analysis of the relations between Russia and Syria.
The Chinese-Russian Naval Exercise 2013
Sarah Danruo Wang looks at the Chinese-Russian Naval Exercise, Joint Sea 2013, and illustrates historical maritime disputes in the East Asian region.
A Tale of Two Treaties – Italy v. India
Over a year ago, on February 15, 2012, two Italian marines on board the oil tanker Enrica Lexie, shot and killed two Indian fishermen off the coast of the Arabian Sea near the Indian state of Kerala. A series of events that followed in the past year has now led to the Indian government’s refusal Read More…
From the Sea to the Dinner Table: Maritime Issues and National Identity
A recent sign posted on the window of a Beijing restaurant refuses to serve certain nationalities due to current international maritime disputes between state actors. Sarah Danruo Wang analyzes how historic disputes on sea (and on land) shape national identity and loyalty.
Coming Full Circle: Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
Sarah Danruo Wang discusses Canada’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the major concerns that will pervade the Council’s agenda in 2013 The chairmanship of the Arctic Council will rotate to Canada in May 2013 for a two-year term. With participation from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States, this Read More…