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South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
March 18, 2017
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
New signs emerge that the prospect of Chinese construction at South China Sea hasn't entirely faded since 2016.
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
March 16, 2017
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Satellite imagery shows additional Chinese work on its island possessions in the Paracel group.
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
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?
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
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
December 08, 2016
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would force U.S. sanctions against China over its maritime behavior.
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea: Tilting at Windmills?
November 04, 2016
Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea: Tilting at Windmills?
The most recent Freedom of Navigation Operation seems unnecessarily provocative.
Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea: Tilting at Windmills?
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
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
October 04, 2016
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
The activation of China's first desalination plant on Woody Island improves the island's livability.
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
July 26, 2016
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
Satellite imagery indicates that a HQ-9 battery was taken off Woody Island on or around July 10.
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
July 16, 2016
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
Beijing has moved to clarify its position, but in a direction that could cause more friction.
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
July 04, 2016
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
The exercises will conclude the day before the highly anticipated verdict in the Philippines' arbitration against China.
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
As South China Sea Verdict Nears, Washington Must Stand with Manila
June 09, 2016
As South China Sea Verdict Nears, Washington Must Stand with Manila
As the Permanent Court of Arbitration nears a historic verdict, Washington must stand with Manila.
As South China Sea Verdict Nears, Washington Must Stand with Manila
Russia, India, China Address South China Sea in Trilateral Statement
April 21, 2016
Russia, India, China Address South China Sea in Trilateral Statement
The statement cautions against the internationalization of the disputes.
Russia, India, China Address South China Sea in Trilateral Statement
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
April 13, 2016
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
South China Sea FONOP No. 3: Coming Soon?
April 04, 2016
South China Sea FONOP No. 3: Coming Soon?
The U.S. Navy may conduct its third freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea since China started building artificial islands.
South China Sea FONOP No. 3: Coming Soon?
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