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Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
June 19, 2017
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
The exercise took place near Danang and is the first of its kind.
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
June 19, 2017
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
FONOPs may generate a bit too much buzz for their own good.
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
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?
An Environmental Protection Area in the South China Sea? Not Likely
June 16, 2017
An Environmental Protection Area in the South China Sea? Not Likely
It's a worthy idea, but completely unrealistic.
An Environmental Protection Area in the South China Sea? Not Likely
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
June 12, 2017
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
Archival documents show that Australia’s position on the South China Sea disputes has been consistent since the 1950s.
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
June 09, 2017
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran are back from the Shangri-La Dialogue with reflections.
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
June 07, 2017
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
Rather than “building confidence,” the Dialogue exacerbated relations between China and the United States and its allies.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
The New Philippine National Security Policy and the Asia-Pacific
June 01, 2017
The New Philippine National Security Policy and the Asia-Pacific
Despite Duterte's outreach to China, the latest National Security Policy still sees maritime disputes as the top concern.
The New Philippine National Security Policy and the Asia-Pacific
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
May 30, 2017
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
China wants to be seen as cooperative, but doesn't want a binding COC.
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
May 29, 2017
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
The G-7 leaders call on parties in the South China Sea to demilitarize features.
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
May 25, 2017
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
A U.S. warship finally passes within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef.
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
May 21, 2017
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
Beijing has rejected a statement by Japan and New Zealand calling on all parties in the disputes to respect a 2016 international ruling.
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
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
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?
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
May 12, 2017
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
U.S. lawmakers note a lack of attention by the Trump administration to the South China Sea.
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
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