The Long Littoral Project: East China and Yellow Seas
This report includes the following essays: "East China and Yellow Seas Overview Essay", "China, South Korea, and the Yellow Sea", "Dealing with North Korean Provocations Around the Northern Limit Line", "Potential Flashpoints in the East China Sea", "Chinese and Japanese Geo-Strategic Interests in the East China Sea", and "China’s Evolving Interests and Activities in the East China Sea".
CNA is concluding a yearlong study which explores the greater Asian littoral that runs from the Sea of Japan in the east to the Arabian Sea in the west. The Long Littoral Project examines the five great maritime basins of the Indo-Pacific—the Sea of Japan, the East China and Yellow seas, the South China Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea—in order to provide a different perspective, namely a maritime viewpoint, on the security issues that the United States must confront as it “rebalances” to a stronger maritime orientation focused on the Indo-Pacific littoral. The project also aims to identify issues that may be common to more than one basin, but involve different players in different regions, with the idea that solutions possible in one maritime basin may be applicable in others. Under the direction of CNA Senior Fellow RADM (ret.) Michael A. McDevitt, the Long Littoral project was made possible through a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation. Click here to view the rest of the documents in the Long Littoral Project.