Lawfare or Warfare?: History, International Law and Geo-Strategy
July 04, 2014
Lawfare or Warfare?: History, International Law and Geo-Strategy
The Diplomat's Carl Thayer reports on Vietnam's Da Nang conference on the status of the Paracel Islands.
Lawfare or Warfare?: History, International Law and Geo-Strategy
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
July 03, 2014
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
China may be demonstrating to its neighbors just how valuable cruise missiles can be.
After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
June 10, 2014
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
By raising the oil rig dispute with Vietnam at the UN, China risks setting a dangerous precedent for itself.
China ‘Internationalizes’ South China Sea Dispute
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
June 07, 2014
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
The island would be used as a military base to enforce a South China Sea air-defense identification zone.
China May Build ‘Artificial Island’ in South China Sea
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
June 02, 2014
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
Vietnam appears set to use international law to settle its territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.
Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
Vietnam Mulling New Strategies to Deter China
May 28, 2014
Vietnam Mulling New Strategies to Deter China
What is Vietnam's strategy for resisting Chinese coercion?
Vietnam Mulling New Strategies to Deter China
China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea
May 26, 2014
China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Patrick Cronin about the current tensions and the repercussions for China, Vietnam, and ASEAN.
China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
May 15, 2014
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
Manila says China is reclaiming land and carrying out construction on Johnson South Reef in the disputed Spratlys.
Philippines: China Building an Airstrip in Disputed Spratlys
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
May 14, 2014
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
It’s time for the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei to resolve their own territorial disputes.
Solving Intra-ASEAN South China Sea Disputes
China Abandons Small-Stick Diplomacy?
May 10, 2014
China Abandons Small-Stick Diplomacy?
The latest scrap between Vietnam and China in the South China Sea saw Chinese naval vessels deployed.
China Abandons Small-Stick Diplomacy?
Vietnam Releases Video of China Ramming Ships
May 08, 2014
Vietnam Releases Video of China Ramming Ships
A Vietnam-released video shows Chinese vessels ramming Vietnamese ships in the South China Sea.
Vietnam Releases Video of China Ramming Ships
Vietnam, China Clash Over Oil Rig in South China Sea
May 07, 2014
Vietnam, China Clash Over Oil Rig in South China Sea
Vietnam has issued strong protests over the presence of a Chinese drilling rig near the Paracel Islands.
Vietnam, China Clash Over Oil Rig in South China Sea
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
May 07, 2014
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
On Wednesday the Philippines Maritime Police announced it had seized a Chinese fishing boat and 11 crew members.
Philippines Seizes Chinese Fishing Boat in South China Sea
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
March 28, 2014
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
Trends indicate that cooperation between the Philippines and Vietnam is expanding, but is an alliance on the horizon?
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
March 26, 2014
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, is on a tour of Japan, India, South Korea and Vietnam.
Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Energy Deals With Asia
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
March 21, 2014
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
According to IHS Jane’s, East Asia’s arms imports increased by one-fourth in 2013. India’s increased by $1.8 billion.
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
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