(Cambridge, April 20, 2015) - Boston Global Forum - BGF is pleased to host the conference on Managing the Peace and Security in the South China Sea this morning at Harvard Faculty Club with delegates from Cambridge, Washington DC, New Jersey, Tokyo, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City. The conference was moderated by Governor Michael Dukakis, the BGF Chairman, and Professor Joseph Nye, member of BGF Board of Thinkers and University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard Kennedy School. Watch...

(Boston, June 2, 2015) – The threat of China’s ongoing construction activities in the South China Sea and a call for a greater U.S. presence to counter that threat are highlights of Boston Global Forum’s new report: “Recent Trends in South China Sea Disputes.” DOWNLOAD HERE China’s robust land reclamation, that includes turning tiny reefs into artificial islands and creating an airport infrastructure with a runway capable of launching military aircraft, have increased the...

Boston Global Forum is deeply concerned over recent events in the Pacific that threaten the peace, security and economic well-being of the region and the world at large. The Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific has being developed based on accepted principles such as abiding by international law, multilateralism and transparency to avoid conflict. We are now urging policymakers, and scholars’ insights and ideas regarding current events in the South China Sea, which is the issue...

In recent post on The National Interest, Richard Javad Heydarian, an Assistant Professor in international affairs and political science at De La Salle University, and a foreign policy advisor at the Philippine House of Representatives (2009-2015), pointed out that it is no longer easy for America to keep Chinese territorial ambitions in check as it did during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, given China's rapid military modernization since the mid-1990s. Therefore, the challenge to America...

The U.S have taken no position on the sovereignty issues in the South China Sea, but it strongly agrees that the UN laws should be used to resolve the disputes and develop code of conduct. Managing the U.S and China relation is one of the crucial questions for world peace in the next half century and there is no "necessary conflicts" between them, as Professor Joseph Nye stated in his speech in the Boston Global Forum's conference on managing the peace and security in the South China Sea,...