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Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
June 17, 2017
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
It is proving extremely difficult for Washington to convince Beijing of its seriousness in the South China Sea.
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
May 13, 2017
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
After the Philippines, the United States has also softened its approach to China while the rest remains silent.
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold
May 08, 2017
US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold
Apparent deference to other issues echoes Obama principles in region.
US Freedom of Navigation Challenges in South China Sea on Hold
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
March 27, 2017
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
A U.S. B-1B Lancer was warned after entering China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
March 07, 2017
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
The United States' freedom of navigation program focuses on more than just China.
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
US Carrier Group Enters South China Sea Amid Calls for More Freedom of Navigation Operations
February 21, 2017
US Carrier Group Enters South China Sea Amid Calls for More Freedom of Navigation Operations
A carrier strike group is conducting routine patrols, but is not set up for FONOPS, despite speculation.
US Carrier Group Enters South China Sea Amid Calls for More Freedom of Navigation Operations
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
February 21, 2017
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
The U.S. Navy now has two supercarriers deployed to the Asia-Pacific region.
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
February 15, 2017
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
Administration objectives are still unclear, but maintaining the regional status quo may be the most realistic.
Expect a Heavier US Presence in the South China Sea, But What Can It Achieve?
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
February 14, 2017
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
Trump is reportedly close to making his choices on the future of U.S. FONOPs in the South China Sea.
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
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
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
February 06, 2017
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Jim Mattis shows that not much has changed in U.S. South China Sea policy, but will that last?
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
During his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson proposed an audacious move against China in the South China Sea.
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
December 02, 2016
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Where the incoming administration chooses to stage the next FONOP will say a lot about tactical choices.
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
October 22, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
The FONOP is the first to take place since a July ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
September 17, 2016
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
Despite Chinese warnings, Japan isn't about to leave the South China Sea.
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
August 29, 2016
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
Beijing does not dispute reports that its envoy to Tokyo drew a "red line" for Japan in the South China Sea.
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
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