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A Chinese Carrier in the Taiwan Strait Isn't <em>Always</em> a Reason for Panic
January 13, 2017
A Chinese Carrier in the Taiwan Strait Isn't Always a Reason for Panic
The Liaoning passage’s ‘defiance’ is exaggerated; transits should be seen as more normal.
A Chinese Carrier in the Taiwan Strait Isn't Always a Reason for Panic
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
During his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson proposed an audacious move against China in the South China Sea.
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
January 08, 2017
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
Vietnam's strategic turn toward the South China Sea presents a series of challenges for the country's defense planners.
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
January 06, 2017
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
January 05, 2017
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
China’s sole aircraft carrier is holding naval drills in the South China Sea this week.
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
January 03, 2017
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
China’s investment in aircraft carriers will take a great deal of time and money to reach its full potential.
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
December 27, 2016
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
For the first time, China's lone carrier entered the Western Pacific. What does the Chinese Navy have in mind?
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
China Creates Version of US Drone Seizure to Maintain the Status Quo
December 23, 2016
China Creates Version of US Drone Seizure to Maintain the Status Quo
Chinese official statements sidestep potential legal quagmire or future confrontation.
China Creates Version of US Drone Seizure to Maintain the Status Quo
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
December 17, 2016
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
The seizure of a U.S. underwater glider is an exceptionally brazen and illegal move by Beijing in the South China Sea.
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
December 16, 2016
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
We evaluate the Obama administration's policy performance on some of Asia's most pressing regional flashpoints.
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
December 15, 2016
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
The “nuclear-capable” bomber isn’t, highlighting the danger of misinterpreted signals.
US Media Over-Hypes Chinese Bomber 'Warning' in South China Sea
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
December 14, 2016
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
Admiral Harry Harris of U.S. Pacific Command outlined regional priorities for the United States.
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
2 New Warships Commissioned Into PLAN’s East China Sea Fleet
December 13, 2016
2 New Warships Commissioned Into PLAN’s East China Sea Fleet
The two new corvettes were commissioned on December 12.
2 New Warships Commissioned Into PLAN’s East China Sea Fleet
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
December 09, 2016
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
Plus, Vietnam gets to reclaiming land in the Spratly Islands and Taiwan celebrates 70 years of Taiping Island.
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
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