Mark Valencia, a Maritime Policy Analyst and a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate, writes, "Like the many-headed mythical Hydra, when one South China Sea issue is supposedly solved more rise to take its place. As the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) convenes in Singapore it would do well to revisit this issue complex. In particular, China's behavior in the South China Sea has become more confrontational than co-operative and deserves renewed ASEAN attention. "The South China Sea situation deserves renewed attention by ASEAN and perhaps the ARF. Moving forward to an agreement on a legally binding Code of Conduct for the South China Sea has become urgent."