Collin Koh is senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies based in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His primary research interest covers maritime security and naval affairs in the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on Southeast Asia.
A regional deal to close a loophole relating to the use of sonar in international law could be a good place to start.
The pandemic brought about an observable increase in transnational crimes – smuggling, piracy and trafficking.
Complaints about America’s attention to the region need to be put in proper context.