The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
January 23, 2015
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are all striving to bolster their maritime capabilities.
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
Philippines Blasts China on South China Sea Reclamation Work
January 22, 2015
Philippines Blasts China on South China Sea Reclamation Work
Officials criticize Chinese actions following U.S.-Philippine strategic dialogue.
Philippines Blasts China on South China Sea Reclamation Work
What Awaits Vietnam in 2015?
January 16, 2015
What Awaits Vietnam in 2015?
Will Vietnam be able to leverage its relations with TPP countries to its advantage with China?
What Awaits Vietnam in 2015?
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
January 16, 2015
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
Capability is no substitute for intent, and one shouldn’t be studied without the other.
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
75% of World Piracy Attacks Were in Asia in 2014
January 15, 2015
75% of World Piracy Attacks Were in Asia in 2014
A new report says piracy is a rising concern for the region.
75% of World Piracy Attacks Were in Asia in 2014
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
January 10, 2015
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
Beijing could have a second airstrip in the South China Sea by the end of 2015.
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
China and Vietnam Eschew Megaphone Diplomacy
January 02, 2015
China and Vietnam Eschew Megaphone Diplomacy
The two rivals agree to "properly settle" their maritime disputes.
China and Vietnam Eschew Megaphone Diplomacy
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
December 31, 2014
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
From Myanmar’s election to ASEAN community-building, 2015 will be an exciting year
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
December 31, 2014
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
How realistic are plans for the Philippines to acquire submarines?
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
December 31, 2014
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
A look back at the region’s biggest stories over the past 12 months.
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
December 31, 2014
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
Taiwan weighs Vietnam’s threat to its military outpost in Itu Aba
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
International Law and the South China Sea
December 22, 2014
International Law and the South China Sea
China's approach to international law is driving the US and ASEAN into a ‘juridical alliance.’
International Law and the South China Sea
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
December 19, 2014
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
In fact, international law does provide an achievable solution to the China-Japan dispute.
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
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
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