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
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
May 06, 2015
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
Washington should start imposing costs on Beijing for its behavior.
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
Why the Next US President Should Pivot to the South China Sea
May 05, 2015
Why the Next US President Should Pivot to the South China Sea
The U.S. needs to get proactive and expand the scope of activities with new partners like Vietnam.
Why the Next US President Should Pivot to the South China Sea
US Won't Buy China's Pitch on South China Sea Land Reclamation
May 04, 2015
US Won't Buy China's Pitch on South China Sea Land Reclamation
Beijing will face an uphill struggle in getting other states with interests in the region to let it have its way.
US Won't Buy China's Pitch on South China Sea Land Reclamation
New PRC South China Sea Bases No Cause to ‘Relax’
April 30, 2015
New PRC South China Sea Bases No Cause to ‘Relax’
Yes, massive China construction in the South China Sea is cause for concern.
New PRC South China Sea Bases No Cause to ‘Relax’
South China Sea: China's Unprecedented Spratlys Building Program
April 25, 2015
South China Sea: China's Unprecedented Spratlys Building Program
Subi Reef looks next in line for an airstrip, as building and reclamation continue with unprecedented speed.
South China Sea: China's Unprecedented Spratlys Building Program
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