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US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
July 11, 2017
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
Do U.S. FONOPs actually serve a purpose?
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
May 16, 2017
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Trump's pause in FONOPs gives the U.S. and China breathing room to resolve disagreements.
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
May 13, 2017
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
After the Philippines, the United States has also softened its approach to China while the rest remains silent.
Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
April 06, 2017
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
If the South China Sea issue is relegated to the sidelines, it will send the wrong signal to China.
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
March 30, 2017
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
The pros and cons of increasing the use of unmanned vehicles in the South China Sea.
Will Hybrid Warfare Protect America’s Interests in the South China Sea?
A Recipe for Disaster in the South China Sea
February 21, 2017
A Recipe for Disaster in the South China Sea
A recent proposal for the Trump administration could spark a war in the already tense region.
A Recipe for Disaster in the South China Sea
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
February 06, 2017
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Jim Mattis shows that not much has changed in U.S. South China Sea policy, but will that last?
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Tillerson, Trump and the South China Sea
January 28, 2017
Tillerson, Trump and the South China Sea
“The world should now get used to a president and administration that speak first and (maybe) think later.”
Tillerson, Trump and the South China Sea
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
November 24, 2016
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
There's a fleeting strategic opportunity for the U.S. to influence Beijing’s looming and evolving maritime strategy.
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
South China Sea: How to Prevent China From Changing the Status Quo
September 23, 2016
South China Sea: How to Prevent China From Changing the Status Quo
"China appears to be testing opportunities on its maritime borders – where is the weak spot it can exploit?"
South China Sea: How to Prevent China From Changing the Status Quo
Downplaying Sino-US Tensions in the South China Sea
August 19, 2016
Downplaying Sino-US Tensions in the South China Sea
How to help ease tensions in what is often called the world's most important bilateral relationship.
Downplaying Sino-US Tensions in the South China Sea
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
August 19, 2016
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
The United States and China perceive the South China Sea issue in starkly different terms.
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
August 12, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
Time to carefully analyze the Chinese reaction to determine how best to respond in the coming months.
The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
July 29, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
Whether China cooperates or not, the ruling lets the United States correct earlier mistakes in ensuring navigational freedoms.
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
July 27, 2016
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
Sino-U.S. cooperation on freedom of navigation is possible when it is not at the cost of the security of the other side.
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
The US-China Power Transition: Stage II
June 30, 2016
The US-China Power Transition: Stage II
China's assertiveness -- and U.S. hedging -- is a natural part of a power transition. It's also dangerous.
The US-China Power Transition: Stage II
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