US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
March 14, 2014
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
Manila will welcome the U.S. military back to the country after ejecting it in 1992.
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
China Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Fishermen
February 25, 2014
China Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Fishermen
A top Philippines military officer said China's Coast Guard fired water cannons at fishermen in the Scarborough Shoal.
China Fires Water Cannons at Philippine Fishermen
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
February 25, 2014
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
Also: Chinese water cannons in Scarborough Shoal and Singapore’s power plant in Myanmar.
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
Right Vs Might: The Philippines' Strategy for Confronting China
February 05, 2014
Right Vs Might: The Philippines' Strategy for Confronting China
The Philippines hopes to use international law to gain an advantage in its maritime disputes with China.
Right Vs Might: The Philippines' Strategy for Confronting China
Understanding Security Competition in Asia
January 24, 2014
Understanding Security Competition in Asia
Do greater levels of interdependence mean the region is less susceptible to a crisis?
Understanding Security Competition in Asia
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
January 16, 2014
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
Maritime assertiveness in 2013 appears to have dashed hopes for a “new kind of great power relations.”
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
The Return of China’s Small-Stick Diplomacy in South China Sea
January 09, 2014
The Return of China’s Small-Stick Diplomacy in South China Sea
With a new directive China has appointed itself the sheriff over most of the South China Sea.
The Return of China’s Small-Stick Diplomacy in South China Sea
A Three-Pronged Approach to the ADIZ
December 17, 2013
A Three-Pronged Approach to the ADIZ
In responding to the ADIZ, the U.S. needs to consider carefully its position on China as a rising power.
A Three-Pronged Approach to the ADIZ
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
December 07, 2013
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
Typhoon Haiyan revealed some glaring weaknesses in the Philippine military. Can it defend its own territory?
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
China’s Revealing Typhoon Haiyan Response
November 14, 2013
China’s Revealing Typhoon Haiyan Response
Forget soft power. China’s paltry response shows the region its focus is hard power.
China’s Revealing Typhoon Haiyan Response
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
November 08, 2013
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
The Philippines’ wishful thinking about the South China Sea is becoming dangerous.
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
Philippines Should Apologize for False Scarborough Claims
October 30, 2013
Philippines Should Apologize for False Scarborough Claims
Manila falsely accusing China is an embarrassment that raises questions about its capabilities.
Philippines Should Apologize for False Scarborough Claims
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
October 08, 2013
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
Manila claims only part of the South China Sea, but the area it does claim is a core national interest.
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
October 01, 2013
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
Two potentially crosscurrent developments are shaping maritime security in the South China Sea.
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
June 18, 2013
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
At odds with China and fearful of US abandonment, Manila is reportedly beefing up its air defense.
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
May 03, 2013
America and the South China Sea Challenge
America must make hard choices and put forth the effort necessary to ensure that the S. China Sea remains peaceful in 2013 and beyond.
America and the South China Sea Challenge
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