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US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
August 09, 2017
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
The three countries jointly called for China and the Philippines to abide by last year's arbitral ruling.
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
August 08, 2017
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
China welcomes the ASEAN joint communique and expresses confidences in the prospects for China-ASEAN relations
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
August 07, 2017
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
How much trade actually transits the South China Sea every year?
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
August 05, 2017
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
As ASEAN nears its 50th anniversary, what challenges does it face as a regional organization?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
August 03, 2017
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
A recent name change is rooted in deeper disagreements between Jakarta and Beijing related to the South China Sea.
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
July 25, 2017
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
The incident is the third of its kind this year and the second to take place over the East China Sea.
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
July 19, 2017
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
Can the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act find strategic ballast?
Asia Reassurance Initiative Act: A Republican Vision for Engaging Southeast Asia
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
July 17, 2017
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
Beijing's behavior continues to flout the July 12 ruling, but it'll stand as a historical fact.
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
What Does China Care About?
July 07, 2017
What Does China Care About?
American and Chinese perspectives differ fundamentally on East Asian regional issues.
What Does China Care About?
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
July 04, 2017
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
China says the latest U.S. freedom of navigation operation "infringed upon" its sovereignty.
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
July 03, 2017
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
Just 39 days after a first operation, the Trump administration authorizes a second FONOP in the South China Sea.
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
June 29, 2017
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
What are the implications of China’s abrupt cancellation of military border activities with Vietnam?
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
June 28, 2017
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
U.S.-India relations show evidence of continuity into the Trump era. Will that last?
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
June 26, 2017
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
The first U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue didn't shift the needle in the South China Sea.
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
June 26, 2017
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
In May 2017, China had deployed four Y-8Q (Gaoxin-6) aircraft to Lingshui Air Base in the South China Sea.
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
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