Reclamation, Arbitration, Competition: South China Sea Situation Report
May 09, 2015
Reclamation, Arbitration, Competition: South China Sea Situation Report
The Diplomat's editors discuss recent events in the South China Sea.
Reclamation, Arbitration, Competition: South China Sea Situation Report
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
March 04, 2015
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
The country’s armed forces chief signals rough road ahead for peace monitors.
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
The Philippine Military Wants US Drones
February 20, 2015
The Philippine Military Wants US Drones
The country mulls acquiring drones following the easing of US restrictions.
The Philippine Military Wants US Drones
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
September 10, 2014
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
A BBC report confirms China's extensive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. What does Beijing gain?
Why Is China Building Islands in the South China Sea?
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
August 22, 2014
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
Beijing is attempting to improve regional relations in the run up to November’s APEC summit.
Xi’s Mongolia Trip a Signal to China’s Neighbors
Is ASEAN the Right Forum for South China Sea Disputes?
August 16, 2014
Is ASEAN the Right Forum for South China Sea Disputes?
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss the outcomes of the 2014 ASEAN Regional Forum.
Is ASEAN the Right Forum for South China Sea Disputes?
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
August 14, 2014
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Regular visits by officials not only anger Japan’s neighbors, but can erode the separation of church and state.
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
Don’t Blame US Pivot for South China Sea Row
August 13, 2014
Don’t Blame US Pivot for South China Sea Row
China — not the U.S. pivot — is causing tensions in the South China Sea.
Don’t Blame US Pivot for South China Sea Row
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
August 05, 2014
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
A Chinese official dismissed the U.S. and Philippines' call for a freeze on provocative moves in disputed maritime areas.
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
August 05, 2014
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
Even as it deepens ties with China, South Korea takes steps to bolster the U.S.-led regional order.
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
July 03, 2014
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
China may be demonstrating to its neighbors just how valuable cruise missiles can be.
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
June 07, 2014
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
The island would be used as a military base to enforce a South China Sea air-defense identification zone.
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
Philippines Releases Photos of China’s Construction in Disputed South China Sea
May 15, 2014
Philippines Releases Photos of China’s Construction in Disputed South China Sea
On Thursday Manila published photos purportedly showing China’s construction on the disputed Johnson Reef.
Philippines Releases Photos of China’s Construction in Disputed South China Sea
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
May 15, 2014
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
Manila says China is reclaiming land and carrying out construction on Johnson South Reef in the disputed Spratlys.
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
May 07, 2014
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
On Wednesday the Philippines Maritime Police announced it had seized a Chinese fishing boat and 11 crew members.
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
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