Independent Thinking: Is the South China Sea the world’s next flashpoint?

A violent clash between China’s coastguard and the Philippine Navy near an isolated reef has sparked fears of escalation. Will this tiny shoal bring US-China tensions to a head?

Audio Published 28 June 2024 30 minute listen

On this episode

Bronwen Maddox is joined this week by Commodore Jay Tarriela of the Philippines Coast Guard, and researchers Collin Koh, Olivia Cheung, and Bill Hayton, to discuss the dangers posed in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

About Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking is a weekly international affairs podcast hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox, in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.

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