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
Newsletter by Gregory B. Poling — February 18, 2016
Podcast Episode — December 18, 2015
Podcast Episode by Gregory B. Poling — December 15, 2015
Podcast Episode by Gregory B. Poling — November 4, 2015
Podcast Episode — November 2, 2015
Podcast Episode by Christopher K. Johnson — September 22, 2015
Congressional Testimony by Mira Rapp-Hooper — July 23, 2015
Critical Questions by Michael J. Green , Christopher K. Johnson , Mira Rapp Hooper , and Ernest Z. Bower — June 16, 2015
Report by Michael J. Green , Mira Rapp Hooper , and Ernest Z. Bower — May 29, 2015
Congressional Testimony by Bonnie S. Glaser , Murray Hiebert , and Mira Rapp-Hooper — May 13, 2015