Publications by CIL Staff

Books

“The South China Sea Disputes and Law of the Sea”
Edited by
Professor S. Jayakumar, Professor Tommy Koh and Professor Robert Beckman
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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“Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Legal Frameworks for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources”
Edited by
Robert Beckman, Leo Bernard, Tara Davenport, Clive Schofield and Ian Townsend-Gault
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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To read a review of this book, click here (PDF).

Monographs

KUOK, Lynn. “Tides of Change: Taiwan’s evolving position in the South China Sea”
Brookings: Center for East Asia Policy Studies l East Asia Policy Paper 5, May 2015
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Articles

BERNARD, Leonardo and EWING-CHOW, Michael. “A Rising Tide: Law of the Sea Disputes in Asia and Arbitration”
Asian Dispute Review, July 2014 | Lexis Nexis, Hong Kong, pp. 114-119
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BECKMAN, Robert C and SCHOFIELD, Clive H. “Defining EEZ Claims from Islands: A Potential South China Sea Change”
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law | Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 193 – 243 (2014)
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BECKMAN, Robert. “The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea”
The American Journal of International Law, Agora: The South China Sea | Vol. 107:142 2013 pp.142-163
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DAVENPORT, Tara. “Southeast Asian Approaches to Maritime Boundaries”
Asian Journal of International Law | 4 (2014), pp. 309–357

PHAN, Hao Duy. “Resolving the Dispute over Pedra Branca: Lessons Learned for Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes”
Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Journal of International Studies | No. 98, pp. 65-80 (2014)

LYONS, Youna, “Prospects for Satellite Imagery of Insular Features and Surrounding Marine Habitats in the SCS”
Marine Policy | 45 (2014) 146-155

LYONS, Youna, “Marine Biodiversity in Southeast Asia: An International Law Guide for Marine Researchers”
Malaysian Journal of Science | 32 (2013)(SCS Sp Issue): 327-340

Book Chapters

Beckman, Robert C. “Disputed Areas in the South China Sea”
Power, Law, and Maritime Order in the South China Sea (Tran Truong Thuy and Le Thu Trang, eds) | London: Lexington Books, 2015, pp. 103-117.

BECKMAN, Robert C and BERNARD, Leonardo. “Maritime Boundary Disputes in the East and South China Seas”
The Future of the Seas in East Asia: Forging A Common Maritime Future for ASEAN and Japan, 27-32 | Jakarta: Centre for Strategic and International Studies, 2015.

BECKMAN, Robert C. “Prospects for Joint Development in the South China Sea”
Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea, ed. Zhigou Gao, Yu Jia , Haiwen Zhang , Jilu
Wu. Yulinli Youanmen | Beijing: China Democracy And Legal System Publishing House, 2013, 22 pp.

BECKMAN, Robert C. “The Philippines v. China Case and the South China Sea Disputes”
Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Navigating Rough Waters, ed.Jing Huang And Andrew Billo | Macmillan, 2014, 12 pp

BECKMAN, Robert C. “ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute”
Entering Uncharted Waters? ASEAN and the South China Sea, ed. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, 15-35 | Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2014. 20 pp.

BECKMAN, Robert C. “Responsibility of Flag States for Pollution of the Marine Environment: The Relevance of the UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Regime”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 257-278
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BECKMAN, Robert and BERNARD, Leonardo. “The use of PSSAs in the South China Sea”
Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia: Legal and political dimensions, Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou, eds. | Chandos Publishing, Oxford, 2013, pp. 245-257

BERNARD, Leonardo. “The Cooperative Mechanism in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 196-220
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DAVENPORT, Tara. “Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery in Southeast Asia: An Evolution in Cooperation”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 9-50
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DAVENPORT, Tara. “The China-Japan Dispute Over Entitlement in the East China Sea: Legal Issues and Prospects for Resolution”
The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013), pp. 297-324 | Clive Schofield, Lee Seokwoo and Moon Sang Kwon (eds.)

DAVENPORT, Tara. “Joint Development in Asia: Some Valuable Lessons Learned”
Maritime Energy Resources in Asia: Legal Regimes and Cooperation (National Bureau of Asian Research Special Report No. 37, February 2012) | Clive Schofield (ed.)

KOH, Tommy. “Setting the Context: A Globalized World”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 4-8
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LYONS, Youna. “Transboundary Pollution from Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in the Seas of Southeast Asia”
Transboundary Environmental Governance in Inland, Coastal and Marine Areas (2012)
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PHAN, Hao Duy. “Institutional Building for Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: The Role of ASEAN”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 163-189
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ROACH, J. Ashley. “Marine Data Collection: US Perspectives”
Freedom of Navigation and Globalization (Myron H Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Robert C Beckman and Ronan Long, eds) | Martinus Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 285-302
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Commentaries

31 August 2016 | Commentary by Prof Robert Beckman
“South China Sea: Tribunal ruling will affect many other states’ claims”
Published in: The Straits Times
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8 April 2016 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Can arbitration resolve the Sino-Philippines disputes? – A Reply”
Published in: Lianhe Zaobao
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24 March 2016 | Commentary by Tara Davenport, CIL Non-resident Research Fellow
“Why China Shouldn’t Denounce UNCLOS”
Published in: The Diplomat
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8 March 2016 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“A reply to China’s stance on non-participation in South China Sea arbitration”
Published in: The Straits Times
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“China’s non-participation lawful”
Published in: The Straits Times | 5 March 2016

3 March 2016 | Commentary by H.E. Arif Havas Oegroseno, CIL International Advisory Panel Member
“The South China Sea Tests”
Published in: cogitASIA
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20 May 2015 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“China and ‘might makes right’ at sea”
Published in: The Straits Times
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30 April 2015 | Commentary by Youna Lyons and Wong Hiu Fung
“South China Sea: Turning Reefs into Artificial Islands?”
Published in: RSIS Commentary
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07 January 2015 | Commentary by Leonardo Bernard
“Historic Fishing Rights and the Nine-Dash Line (A Response to PacNet #88)”
Published in: CSIS PacNet #3
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29 October 2014 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Large-Scale Reclamation Projects in the South China Sea: China and International Law”
Published in: RSIS Commentary
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Also reprinted in Eurasia Review
“Large-Scale Reclamation Projects In South China Sea: China And International Law – Analysis”
Published in: Eurasia Review | 30 October 2014
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Also published under the title
“China’s reclamation work in S. China Sea raises issues”
Published in: The Straits Times | 31 October 2014
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26 September 2014 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“South China Sea: US and China’s different views”, a Rejoinder to Commentary by Mark J Valencia
Published in: The Straits Times

Also published in expanded version for electronic edition
“South China Sea conundrum: US and China’s differing views”
Published in: The Straits Times | 26 September 2014

Commentary by Mark J Valencia
“Separating fact from fiction in South China Sea conundrum”
Published in: The Straits Times | 19 September 2014

19 February 2014 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman & Clive H Schofield
“The South China Sea Disputes: Formula for a Paradigm Shift?”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries (No. 035/2014)

18 February 2014 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman & Clive H Schofield
“Mapping way out of South China Sea rows” (Download accompanying map here)
Published in: The Straits Times (Page A22)

March 2013 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea: the evolving dispute between China and her maritime neighbours”
Published in: Geomatics World (March|April 2013 – Issue No 3: Volume 21)

December 2012 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Increased Tension and Risk of Potential Conflict in the South China Sea”
Published in: CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2013

5 November 2012 | Commentary by Prof S Jayakumar
“Managing disputes in South China Sea”
Published in: The Straits Times

1 October 2012 | Commentary by Youna Lyons
“South China Sea Disputes: Can Satellite Imagery Help?”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

31 July 2012 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The South China Sea disputes: How States can clarify their maritime claims”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

3 July 2012 | Commentary by Youna Lyons & Tara Davenport
“South China Sea: Limits to commercial fishing by claimants”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

24 April 2012 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Scarborough Shoal: Flashpoint for Confrontation or Opportunity for Cooperation?”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

7 March 2012 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“The China – Philippines Dispute in the South China Sea: Does Beijing have a Legitimate Claim?”

Published in: RSIS Commentaries

13 September 2011 | Commentary by Prof Tommy Koh
“Mapping out rival claims to the South China Sea”

Published in: The Straits Times

23 June 2011 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“By the book”
Published in: South China Morning Post

18 June 2011 | Commentary by Prof S Jayakumar
“Consider Joint Development in Disputed Seas”
Published in: The Straits Times

10 May 2011 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Islands or Rocks? Evolving Dispute in South China Sea”
Published by: RSIS Commentaries

16 September 2010 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“South China Sea: How China Could Clarify its Claims”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

16 August 2010 | Commentary by CIL Director Robert Beckman
“South China Sea: Worsening Dispute or Growing Clarity in Claims?”
Published in: RSIS Commentaries

8 June 2010 | Commentary by Prof Tommy Koh & CIL Director Robert Beckman
“Oceans awash in a sea of trouble”
Published in: The Straits Times

Working Papers

DAVENPORT, Tara. “Legal Considerations in the Delimitation of the East China Sea and Its Implications for Dispute Settlement” (2013).
This Working Paper was revised and shortened for publication as “The China-Japan Dispute Over Entitlement in the East China Sea: Legal Issues and Prospects for Resolution,” in Clive Schofield, Lee Seokwoo and Moon Sang Kwon (eds.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (Martinus Nijhoff, 2013).
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LYONS, Youna. “Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment, Part 1: A Review of the Context and a Profile of Offshore Activities” (2011).
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LYONS, Youna. “Offshore Oil and Gas in the SCS and the Protection of the Marine Environment – Part 2: Legal and Governance Framework” (2011).
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pdf-icon-small International treaties relevant to offshore oil and gas activities and the protection of the marine environment: Status of Ratification by coastal States of the SCS