The East Seas Security Sigils

map of the disputed areas around the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, Liancourt Rocks, Kuril IslandsThe East Seas Security Sigils aims to allow monitoring easily what is happening in the East Sea (with open source), thus following potential escalation, stabilisation and impacts. Considering the risk of spill-over from one problem onto the other, the East Seas Security Sigils focuses on the potential and actual tensions in the East China Sea, the East Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk, thus taking Northeast Asia as unit of analysis. In those three seas, we find territorial disputes involving Japan*, and stemming from history, which are namely:

  • The dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (China and Taiwan/Japan) – Read also Helene Lavoix, “From the Diaoyu Islands, with Warning
  • The dispute over the Liancourt Rocks (Japan/South Korea)
  • The dispute over the Southern Kuril Islands (Japan/Russia)

Clic on the following link to read: The East Seas Security Sigils.

The East Seas Security Sigils is part of The Sigils, a series of daily papers scanning the horizon for weak – and less weak – signals related to various issues relevant to the security of societies, polities, nations and citizens. They use Paper.Li as curation platform.

*China/Taiwan and South Korea/North Korea issues will not be considered, as least as prime focus of interest.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the rise of China, the COVID-19 Pandemic, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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