Despite its wish to avoid outside arbitration and multilateralization of the South China Sea disputes, China’s actions demonstrate its concerted efforts towards exerting continuous and effective control over these territories.
Fiji's hopes for stability and economic prosperity hinge on moving past ethnic divides.
Online map providers should carefully label disputed territories to avoid backlash. Meanwhile, nations involved in land battles need to focus more on settling the issues and less on map names.
King Rama IX’s passing will open a period of severe uncertainty in Thailand.