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China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
May 19, 2017
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
Aerial defense and surface-to-air systems are increasingly a focus for the People's Liberation Army.
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
May 17, 2016
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
The Chinese government has rejected a recent U.S. report on its military.
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
May 10, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
The USS William P. Lawrence conducted an innocent passage near Fiery Cross Reef.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
January 06, 2016
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
After the first test landing on a new runway in the Spratly, China is highlighting the civilian uses for its airstrip.
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
January 03, 2016
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
The Vietnamese foreign ministry described the move as a "serious infringement" of its sovereignty.
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
November 10, 2015
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
Beijing has deployed fourth-generation fighter aircraft to Woody Island in the South China Sea.
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
November 05, 2015
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
A closer look at the specific military concerns posed by China's artificial islands.
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
November 02, 2015
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
The ruling offers a glimpse into what to expect in the decision on the merits.
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
November 02, 2015
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
After protesting a U.S. Navy freedom of navigation patrol, the PLA flexes its airpower muscles in the South China Sea.
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
One Step Closer to US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
October 04, 2015
One Step Closer to US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
Washington's moving closer and closer to staging freedom of navigation patrols near China's artificial islands.
One Step Closer to US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
South China Sea: Satellite Imagery Shows China’s Buildup on Fiery Cross Reef
September 16, 2015
South China Sea: Satellite Imagery Shows China’s Buildup on Fiery Cross Reef
The new capabilities may include sophisticated over-the-horizon radar.
South China Sea: Satellite Imagery Shows China’s Buildup on Fiery Cross Reef
Right and Wrong on the South China Sea
June 22, 2015
Right and Wrong on the South China Sea
“Right and wrong” is not as important as the obligation of states to the peaceful settlement of disputes.
Right and Wrong on the South China Sea
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
June 21, 2015
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
China's track record in the South China Sea is markedly different from those of the other claimants.
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
May 23, 2015
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
China needs to reassure the U.S., reassure other Asian states, and be more transparent with its ambitions.
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
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