Vale Mark Valencia

Dec 24, 2023
One Round Tahitian Black Pearl in a Black lip oyster shell. Image: iStock

Mark J. Valencia, an internationally renowned maritime policy analyst focused on Asia, passed away on 6 December 2023 in Hawaii, surrounded by his family.

A regular author for Pearls and Irritations, Mark was an Adjunct Senior Scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Haikou, China; and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Huayang Institute for Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance, Sanya, China.

Our condolences to Mark’s family. We will miss him.

A selection of Mark’s latest articles is included below:

Albanese, Xi meet in the shadow of the Australia-China-US triangle

A worst case scenario for the South China Sea

Why is Australia conducting provocative intelligence flights and activities off the China coast in support of the US?

A full list of Mark Valencia’s articles for P&I can be read here:

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