Top US Officials Heat Up Rhetoric on China's South China Sea Behavior
May 28, 2015
Top US Officials Heat Up Rhetoric on China's South China Sea Behavior
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter minced no words: the U.S. is here to stay in Asia.
Top US Officials Heat Up Rhetoric on China's South China Sea Behavior
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
May 26, 2015
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
A new defense white paper outlines Beijing's growing military capabilities and strategic outlook.
China to Embrace New 'Active Defense' Strategy
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
May 26, 2015
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
Vietnam's defense minister is in India, with a maritime security-focused agenda.
India and Vietnam Push Ahead with Strategic Security Cooperation
South China Sea: The One-Move Chess Player
May 25, 2015
South China Sea: The One-Move Chess Player
Is the U.S. properly thinking through its South China Sea policy?
South China Sea: The One-Move Chess Player
How the US Senate Can Help Stabilize the South China Sea
May 23, 2015
How the US Senate Can Help Stabilize the South China Sea
If the U.S. wants to moderate Chinese adventurism in the South China Sea, it should ratify UNCLOS.
How the US Senate Can Help Stabilize the South China Sea
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
May 23, 2015
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
China needs to reassure the U.S., reassure other Asian states, and be more transparent with its ambitions.
3 Things China Can Do to Reduce South China Sea Tensions
China Issues 8 Warnings to US Surveillance Plane in South China Sea
May 21, 2015
China Issues 8 Warnings to US Surveillance Plane in South China Sea
China's navy issued a warning to a U.S. P8-A Poseidon surveillance aircraft over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
China Issues 8 Warnings to US Surveillance Plane in South China Sea
Beijing’s Formidable Strategy in the South China Sea
May 21, 2015
Beijing’s Formidable Strategy in the South China Sea
Beijing is prevailing over its neighbors in the South China Sea. It may also have the solution.
Beijing’s Formidable Strategy in the South China Sea
The Pentagon's South China Sea Overkill
May 19, 2015
The Pentagon's South China Sea Overkill
The military edginess that the DoD has been consistently displaying over the South China Sea appears to be overkill.
The Pentagon's South China Sea Overkill
With Fourth 'Submarine-Killer' Corvette, China Makes ASW Headway
May 17, 2015
With Fourth 'Submarine-Killer' Corvette, China Makes ASW Headway
China just commissioned its fourth "submarine-killer" corvette. ASW's rising on the PLAN's list of priorities.
With Fourth 'Submarine-Killer' Corvette, China Makes ASW Headway
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
May 17, 2015
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
Plus, South China Sea, China in RIMPAC, and Seymour Hersh. Weekend links.
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
May 12, 2015
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
American experts stress that China will deploy most of its growing fleet of UAVs locally.
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
1 Year Later: Reflections on China's Oil Rig 'Sovereignty-Making' in the South China Sea
May 12, 2015
1 Year Later: Reflections on China's Oil Rig 'Sovereignty-Making' in the South China Sea
What is the long-term significance of China's decision to move an oil rig into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone in May 2014?
1 Year Later: Reflections on China's Oil Rig 'Sovereignty-Making' in the South China Sea
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
May 12, 2015
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
An article by China's state news service highlights the soldiers on guard in the South China Sea.
The Life of Chinese Soldiers in the Spratlys
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
May 10, 2015
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
The thinking behind China’s maritime militia policy is becoming increasingly obsolete.
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
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
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