One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
November 27, 2014
One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
China's East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) remains ambiguous.
One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
November 24, 2014
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
In its 2014 Report to Congress, the USCC underscores China’s challenge to the U.S. position in East Asia.
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
November 21, 2014
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Plans for China’s still nascent coast guard suggest troubled times ahead in disputed waters.
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
November 19, 2014
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Is there a multilateral mechanism that could manage air and maritime encounters in a tense region?
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
November 17, 2014
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
Last week’s memorandum of understanding was a start, but the risk of future incidents remains.
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
November 11, 2014
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
Japan has not recognized a territorial dispute exists with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
A New Model for China-US Relations?
November 10, 2014
A New Model for China-US Relations?
Both countries should do more to alleviate suspicion and defuse tensions.
A New Model for China-US Relations?
Australia’s Delicate Soryu-Sub Balancing Act
October 29, 2014
Australia’s Delicate Soryu-Sub Balancing Act
The fine line between defense partnerships and alliances must be managed carefully.
Australia’s Delicate Soryu-Sub Balancing Act
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
October 28, 2014
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
The Japan-U.S. defense guidelines update is necessitating dialogue in the East China Sea.
The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
October 09, 2014
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Could Silicon Valley Change the Calculus in the South China Sea?
September 28, 2014
Could Silicon Valley Change the Calculus in the South China Sea?
Silicon Valley startups are developing technologies that could bring greater transparency to a troubled region.
Could Silicon Valley Change the Calculus in the South China Sea?
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
September 25, 2014
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
After a break of over 2 years, China and Japan restart maritime consultations, including talks on East China Sea issues.
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
September 04, 2014
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
To play a productive role in a tense neighborhood, Tokyo needs to look beyond constitutional interpretations.
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
August 25, 2014
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
The debate over whether the U.S. would aid Japan in a fight against China misses the crucial question.
The US Will Defend Japan; The Question Is How?
China Calls US Intercept Complaint ‘Totally Groundless’
August 24, 2014
China Calls US Intercept Complaint ‘Totally Groundless’
China blamed the U.S. for what Washington called a "dangerous intercept" of one of its spy planes.
China Calls US Intercept Complaint ‘Totally Groundless’
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