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US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea
August 03, 2018

US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The 2019 NDAA calls on the U.S. Department of Defense to make public Chinese militarization activities in the South China Sea.

China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
May 19, 2017

China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground

By Ngo Minh Tri
Aerial defense and surface-to-air systems are increasingly a focus for the People's Liberation Army.
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
March 18, 2017

South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?

By Ankit Panda
New signs emerge that the prospect of Chinese construction at South China Sea hasn't entirely faded since 2016.

Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017

Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US

By Ankit Panda
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.

A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
January 26, 2017

A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy

By Robert Farley
Rex Tillerson's South China Sea comments just don't make strategic sense.

South China Sea: Coming Chinese Land Reclamation at Scarborough Shoal?
March 18, 2016

South China Sea: Coming Chinese Land Reclamation at Scarborough Shoal?

By Ankit Panda
The top U.S. naval officer has expressed concerns that China may be expanding its presence at Scarborough Shoal.

The Costs and Benefits of an 'Accidental' FONOP in the South China Sea
December 22, 2015

The Costs and Benefits of an 'Accidental' FONOP in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
An unintentional B-52 flyby within 12 nautical miles of Cuarteron Reef may be fortuitous for the United States.
Military Facilities Aren't Militarization in the South China Sea: Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister
November 23, 2015

Military Facilities Aren't Militarization in the South China Sea: Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister

By Ankit Panda
What does China mean when it speaks about militarization in the South China Sea?

Could Climate Change Cooperation Ease Tensions in the South China Sea?
November 14, 2015

Could Climate Change Cooperation Ease Tensions in the South China Sea?

By Wilson VornDick
Climate change could be a net positive for stability in the South China Sea.

The Truth About US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea
September 22, 2015

The Truth About US Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
US patrols within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands have a complicated legal basis.

Revealed: China's Reasons for Island-Building in the South China Sea
April 10, 2015

Revealed: China's Reasons for Island-Building in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time, China's Foreign Ministry went into detail on the purpose of land reclamation in the South China Sea.
Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
September 23, 2014

Artificial Islands in the South China Sea

By P K Ghosh
With this latest twist, Beijing now appears to feel the time is right to change the facts on the ground.

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