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Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
July 27, 2017
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
Immediate opportunities mask serious risks related to the past, current context, and the near future.
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
July 21, 2017
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
The cooling down some are playing up masks underlying tensions and broader strategic realities.
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
July 11, 2017
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
Despite the obvious challenges, one should not dismiss the possibility of advances being made in the future.
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
June 14, 2017
US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Scott Swift was in Manila this week.
US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
Can Duterte’s Philippines Add Turkey and Mongolia to ASEAN?
May 18, 2017
Can Duterte’s Philippines Add Turkey and Mongolia to ASEAN?
The suggestion demonstrates an unsurprisingly poor understanding of the regional grouping and the complex choices it faces.  
Can Duterte’s Philippines Add Turkey and Mongolia to ASEAN?
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
May 05, 2017
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
A closer look at the significance of the goodwill visit within the context of Sino-Philippine relations.
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
May 04, 2017
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
Though the Philippine president has complicated things, focusing on this episode alone obscures more enduring challenges on the South China Sea question.
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident
March 25, 2017
Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident
Manila is stepping up efforts to safeguard its claim.
Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
March 15, 2017
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
New bilateral engagements appear to be on the horizon despite lingering challenges.
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
December 17, 2016
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
Both sides are making progress toward a new coast guard body and hotline.
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
December 17, 2016
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
A look at some of the deliverables from the visit.
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
The Limits of Duterte’s US-China Rebalance
October 24, 2016
The Limits of Duterte’s US-China Rebalance
A deeper look at Rodrigo Duterte's effort to 'rebalance' ties between the United States and China.
The Limits of Duterte’s US-China Rebalance
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
October 06, 2016
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
If new leaderships on both sides are serious about recalibrating relations, they must keep several realities in mind.
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
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