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South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
October 22, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
The FONOP is the first to take place since a July ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
February 25, 2016
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
Despite popular misconception, that is hardly mission impossible.
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
February 24, 2016
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
Blurring the red lines in the South China Sea.
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
Deterring Chinese Coercion in the South China Sea
January 17, 2016
Deterring Chinese Coercion in the South China Sea
What steps should the U.S. take next?
Deterring Chinese Coercion in the South China Sea
Is the Pentagon Out of Step with the White House on China?
December 21, 2015
Is the Pentagon Out of Step with the White House on China?
Recent events suggest it might be.
Is the Pentagon Out of Step with the White House on China?
Debating Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 19, 2015
Debating Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
Continuing the debate on the value of U.S. FONOPs, Sam Bateman responds.
Debating Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea
November 18, 2015
Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea
We’re entering a new phase in political signaling by China and the U.S.
Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea
The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 17, 2015
The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
The U.S. says it is defending freedom of navigation; really it just wants to limit China's power in the South China Sea.
The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
Did China Try Restricting US Bombers in the South China Sea?
November 13, 2015
Did China Try Restricting US Bombers in the South China Sea?
Two U.S. bombers were contacted by Chinese air traffic controllers over the South China Sea, but details are murky.
Did China Try Restricting US Bombers in the South China Sea?
Setting the Record Straight on US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 11, 2015
Setting the Record Straight on US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
Details on the late October FON operation have been slim, but they matter immensely.
Setting the Record Straight on US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
November 09, 2015
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
How to counter China’s maritime claims while defusing U.S.-China military tensions.
Reconciling China’s PLAN: Strategic Intervention, Tactical Engagement
Amid Tensions, US, China Assert South China Sea Positions
November 09, 2015
Amid Tensions, US, China Assert South China Sea Positions
Speaking on Saturday, Xi Jinping and Ashton Carter laid out their respective positions on the South China Sea.
Amid Tensions, US, China Assert South China Sea Positions
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
November 07, 2015
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
Both countries are guilt of contradictory actions -- and of being deliberately provocative.
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
China's Big Plans for Big Data
November 07, 2015
China's Big Plans for Big Data
Plus, China's statistical tricks, the Ma-Xi meeting, and what China's destroyer said to the USS Lassen. China links.
China's Big Plans for Big Data
Interview: Victor Robert Lee
November 06, 2015
Interview: Victor Robert Lee
“The USS Lassen’s sail-by at Subi Reef was too late in coming.”
Interview: Victor Robert Lee
Why the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP Wasn't a FONOP
November 04, 2015
Why the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP Wasn't a FONOP
The USS Lassen may not have actually asserted high seas freedoms around Subi Reef.
Why the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP Wasn't a FONOP
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