Mark J. Valencia

For Mark J. Valencia's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Why U.S. South China Sea policy is failing

Commentary / World Nov 13, 2017

Why U.S. South China Sea policy is failing

Rather than fight a long term losing battle at the expense of Southeast Asian nations as well as that of peace and stability in the South China Sea, the U.S. should be proactive, accept reality and share power with China in its own backyard.

Perilous South China Sea plan

Commentary / World Jan 17, 2017

Perilous South China Sea plan

If the U.S. pursues U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson's South China Sea position as policy, it will almost certainly mean high tension, instability and conflict in the region.