Will Vietnam Buy F-16 Fighter Jets and US Sub Hunting Planes?
May 27, 2016
Will Vietnam Buy F-16 Fighter Jets and US Sub Hunting Planes?
With the lifting of the arms embargo, Vietnam is purportedly mulling the purchase of U.S. military aircraft.
Will Vietnam Buy F-16 Fighter Jets and US Sub Hunting Planes?
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
May 22, 2016
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
The debate over maritime jurisdiction is an old one.
Lords of Navigation: Grotius, Freitas, and the South China Sea
Latest US-China 'Unsafe' Intercept Incident Shows Continued Disagreement on EEZ Surveillance
May 20, 2016
Latest US-China 'Unsafe' Intercept Incident Shows Continued Disagreement on EEZ Surveillance
The United States and China continue to disagree on when and where surveillance is appropriate.
Latest US-China 'Unsafe' Intercept Incident Shows Continued Disagreement on EEZ Surveillance
South China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Recon Aircraft
May 19, 2016
South China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Recon Aircraft
The incident could have violated existing bilateral procedures between the United States and China.
South China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Recon Aircraft
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
May 19, 2016
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet sailed out today on an operational deployment to the South China and North West Pacific.
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
May 17, 2016
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
The Chinese government has rejected a recent U.S. report on its military.
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
May 15, 2016
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
The U.S. Department of Defense’s 2016 report on China’s military offers a detailed look into the PLA.
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
May 12, 2016
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
We don't know yet, but there are signs pointing to a better China-Philippines relationship in the coming years.
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
How China Reacted to the Latest US South China Sea FONOP
May 12, 2016
How China Reacted to the Latest US South China Sea FONOP
China's reaction to the latest U.S. freedom of navigation operation was unsurprisingly sour.
How China Reacted to the Latest US South China Sea FONOP
China's Okinotori Position Reveals an UNCLOS Double Standard
May 03, 2016
China's Okinotori Position Reveals an UNCLOS Double Standard
China's position on a remote Japan-held feature reveals an important inconsistency in its approach to international law.
China's Okinotori Position Reveals an UNCLOS Double Standard
Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science
April 30, 2016
Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science
The marriage of policy and science is essential to navigating these waters.
Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science
The US Cancelled a Scheduled FONOP in the South China Sea. What Now?
April 27, 2016
The US Cancelled a Scheduled FONOP in the South China Sea. What Now?
Instead of a FONOP, Washington chose to conduct fly-overs near Scarborough Shoal. What are the ramifications?
The US Cancelled a Scheduled FONOP in the South China Sea. What Now?
Will China Begin Scarborough Shoal Reclamation After Hague Verdict on South China Sea?
April 25, 2016
Will China Begin Scarborough Shoal Reclamation After Hague Verdict on South China Sea?
Scarborough Shoal was seized by China in 2012. Reclamation there would be unusually provocative.
Will China Begin Scarborough Shoal Reclamation After Hague Verdict on South China Sea?
Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
April 22, 2016
Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
Xi's quest to expand his personal authority over the Chinese military continues.
Xi Jinping Has a New Title: Commander-in-Chief of the People's Liberation Army
Rescind China's Invitation to Join RIMPAC 2016 Before It's Too Late
April 20, 2016
Rescind China's Invitation to Join RIMPAC 2016 Before It's Too Late
The Obama administration should rescind the conditional invitation for the PLAN to join RIMPAC 2016.
Rescind China's Invitation to Join RIMPAC 2016 Before It's Too Late
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
April 20, 2016
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
And does it really matter if they do?
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
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