What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?


Prashanth Parameswaran


The Diplomat


February 10, 2018


This week we saw another round of hype surrounding the holding of the first ASEAN-China maritime exercise. Although the idea is far from new, the very fact that it is being scheduled for this year is testament to broader changes that have been underway over the past few years, both in the region more broadly as well as in terms of the South China Sea more specifically.