The maritime environment in East Asia contains both promise and peril. The Indo-Pacific region is host to some of the world’s most important shipping lanes, facilitates huge volumes of regional trade, and boasts abundant natural resources. Competing territorial claims, incidents between neighboring countries, and increasing militarization, however, raise the possibility that an isolated event at sea could become a geopolitical catastrophe. This is all occurring against a backdrop of relative opaqueness. Geography makes it difficult to monitor events as they occur, and there is no public, reliable authority for information on maritime developments.
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative seeks to change this. AMTI was conceived of and designed by CSIS. It is an interactive, regularly-updated source for information, analysis, and policy exchange on maritime security issues in Asia. AMTI aims to promote transparency in the Indo-Pacific to dissuade assertive behavior and conflict and generate opportunities for cooperation and confidence building. Because AMTI aims to provide an objective platform for exchange, AMTI and CSIS take no position on territorial or maritime claims.
All content by Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Event by Gregory B. Poling , Bonnie S. Glaser , Brian Harding , and Amy Searight — July 26, 2018
Event by Gregory B. Poling and Humphrey Hawksley — June 22, 2018
Event by Matthew P. Funaiole , Gregory B. Poling , Michael J. Green , Jonathan E. Hillman , and Amy Searight — April 12, 2018
Report by Michael J. Green — April 2, 2018
Brief by Gregory B. Poling — April 2, 2018
Event by Michael J. Green , and Scott Kennedy , William Alan Reinsch , Richard M. Rossow , Stephanie Segal , Matthew P. Goodman , Christopher K. Johnson , Gregory B. Poling , Nicholas Szechenyi , Sue Mi Terry , Amy Searight , Bonnie S. Glaser — January 24, 2018
Event by John J. Hamre and Gregory B. Poling — November 15, 2017
Report by Gregory B. Poling and Conor Cronin — November 3, 2017
Report by South China Sea Expert Working Group — September 13, 2017
Podcast Episode by Gregory B. Poling — September 6, 2017