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What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
February 10, 2018
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
The fact that an old idea is finally set to become a reality reflects broader changes underway in the region.
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
October 31, 2017
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
The 63rd iteration of the Mekong joint patrols took place last week.
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
October 27, 2017
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
A look at where defense ties are and where they might be headed.
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
October 06, 2017
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
September 06, 2017
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
Beijing’s displeasure is all too predictable and far from convincing.
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
May 13, 2017
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
An important recent engagement between the two sides was more than just about North Korea.
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
April 25, 2017
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
The setting up of a high-level body is yet another move to boost their security ties.
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
January 17, 2017
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
A new white paper on Asia-Pacific regional security from the Chinese foreign ministry merits a close read.
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
September 09, 2016
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
The two countries will conduct their second-ever round of bilateral drills.
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
August 17, 2016
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
We need to be clear-eyed about both progress made and the challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
July 14, 2016
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
Even if it does not issue a separate statement, the grouping should adopt a strong communique.
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
July 13, 2016
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
A look at the potential implications of the verdict on the Philippines’ South China Sea case.
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
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