Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
December 18, 2014
Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
Indonesia's new president could jeopardize bilateral relations and ASEAN unity with his maritime "shock therapy."
Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
December 17, 2014
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
China is playing nice for now, but there are cracks in its friendly smile.
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
December 17, 2014
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
Philippine president Aquino proposes “comprehensive strategic partnership” with Seoul
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
December 12, 2014
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
Vietnam lodges a submission at The Hague and rejects Chinese position paper on the South China Sea.
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
Interview: Nina Hachigian
December 12, 2014
Interview: Nina Hachigian
Recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian speaks to The Diplomat following the U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
Interview: Nina Hachigian
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
December 11, 2014
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
India and Vietnam are expanding their strategic partnership from energy and trade to defense and space -- and beyond.
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
December 11, 2014
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
A senior adviser to Indonesia’s new president insists the country’s sovereignty is not up for negotiation.
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
December 11, 2014
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
Plus, Taiwanese indigenous missiles, costs of equipping a PLA soldier, and South China Sea. Mid-week links.
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
December 10, 2014
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Beijing needs to improve its image on the South China Sea. A new white paper is a positive first step.
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2014 in Review: Top 5 Events for U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia
December 04, 2014
2014 in Review: Top 5 Events for U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia
A look at some of the biggest issues confronting U.S. diplomats over the course of the year.
2014 in Review: Top 5 Events for U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia
Why China Should Conclude a Code of Conduct with ASEAN
December 01, 2014
Why China Should Conclude a Code of Conduct with ASEAN
There a number of reasons why Beijing should complete an ASEAN-China COC for the South China Sea.
Why China Should Conclude a Code of Conduct with ASEAN
One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
November 27, 2014
One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
China's East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) remains ambiguous.
One Year of ADIZ: What Next for China?
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
November 26, 2014
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
Prospects for regional security hinges heavily on how these actors relate to the South China Sea issue.
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
China’s Friendship Treaty: A Distraction from South China Sea Diplomacy
November 26, 2014
China’s Friendship Treaty: A Distraction from South China Sea Diplomacy
Why ASEAN states should think twice before signing on to China’s treaty of friendship and cooperation.
China’s Friendship Treaty: A Distraction from South China Sea Diplomacy
China's Spratlys Airstrip Will Raise South China Sea Stakes
November 25, 2014
China's Spratlys Airstrip Will Raise South China Sea Stakes
Beijing is developing a man-made island on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys.
China's Spratlys Airstrip Will Raise South China Sea Stakes
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
November 21, 2014
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Plans for China’s still nascent coast guard suggest troubled times ahead in disputed waters.
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
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