Why China's South China Sea Diplomacy Will Frustrate Claimants
November 21, 2014
Why China's South China Sea Diplomacy Will Frustrate Claimants
International frustration over outcomes in the South China Sea is a fine outcome for China.
Why China's South China Sea Diplomacy Will Frustrate Claimants
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
November 19, 2014
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Is there a multilateral mechanism that could manage air and maritime encounters in a tense region?
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
A New Model for China-US Relations?
November 10, 2014
A New Model for China-US Relations?
Both countries should do more to alleviate suspicion and defuse tensions.
A New Model for China-US Relations?
A Glimpse Into Chinese Nationalism
November 07, 2014
A Glimpse Into Chinese Nationalism
A new survey gauges popular support for actions on China’s maritime disputes, with some surprising results.
A Glimpse Into Chinese Nationalism
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
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
October 25, 2014
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
Plus, U.S. and South Korea delay OPCON transfer, PLAN adds a mine countermeasure vessel, and life in North Korea. Weekend links.
Malaysia Stops Lighthouse Construction in Disputed Waters
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
October 21, 2014
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
The U.S. and China make some progress on global issues, but remain largely entrenched on bilateral problems.
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
China-Vietnam Defense Hotline Agreed: What Next?
October 20, 2014
China-Vietnam Defense Hotline Agreed: What Next?
Beijing and Hanoi are looking to reset bilateral relations following a turbulent year.
China-Vietnam Defense Hotline Agreed: What Next?
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
October 20, 2014
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Can ASEAN members join forces on defense procurement? It’s more complex than it seems.
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
China Naval Chief Conducts ‘Unprecedented’ Survey of Disputed Reefs
October 17, 2014
China Naval Chief Conducts ‘Unprecedented’ Survey of Disputed Reefs
PLA Navy commander Wu Shengli conducted a survey of Beijing's reclamation projects in the disputed South China Sea.
China Naval Chief Conducts ‘Unprecedented’ Survey of Disputed Reefs
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
October 17, 2014
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
ASEAN navies are rapidly acquiring amphibious capabilities. Their intentions, however, remain unclear.
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
October 17, 2014
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
Chinese and Vietnamese officials will meet this weekend with maritime security on the agenda.
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
October 16, 2014
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
Plus, American maritime strategy, offset strategies, and extended deterrence. Some general interest links.
How Capitalism Conquered North Korea
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
October 11, 2014
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
The top US Air Force commander in the Pacific said the U.S., China, and Japan largely avoid dangerous midair incidents.
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
China's Not Happy About the US-India Statement on the South China Sea
October 10, 2014
China's Not Happy About the US-India Statement on the South China Sea
According to a Chinese statement, the U.S. and India should play no role in resolving South China Sea disputes.
China's Not Happy About the US-India Statement on the South China Sea
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