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What Did the ASEAN Defense Chiefs Meeting in Singapore Achieve?
March 08, 2018
What Did the ASEAN Defense Chiefs Meeting in Singapore Achieve?
A closer look at some of the key developments and initiatives discussed.
What Did the ASEAN Defense Chiefs Meeting in Singapore Achieve?
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
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?
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
December 30, 2017
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
ASEAN made gains on defense diplomacy, but challenges remain for 2018 and beyond.
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
China Slams Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
December 02, 2017
China Slams Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
Australia reaffirms that the South China Sea ruling is ‘final and binding’ on China in its new Foreign Policy White Paper.
China Slams Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
November 03, 2017
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
What did the recent meeting of ASEAN defense ministers accomplish?
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
What Did the ASEAN Defense Meetings in the Philippines Achieve?
November 02, 2017
What Did the ASEAN Defense Meetings in the Philippines Achieve?
A closer look at what the regional defense picture looks like now and where it is headed.
What Did the ASEAN Defense Meetings in the Philippines Achieve?
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
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
August 17, 2017
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
The Duterte administration continues to tout opportunities of a pact despite the significant risks it would involve.
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
July 21, 2017
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
The cooling down some are playing up masks underlying tensions and broader strategic realities.
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
June 27, 2017
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
An interaction by Hanoi and Manila this week is an important reminder about the significance of intra-ASEAN collaboration even as disputes continue to summer.
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
June 27, 2017
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
Manila and Hanoi resumed naval personnel interaction on a feature in the disputed waters.
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
May 30, 2017
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
China wants to be seen as cooperative, but doesn't want a binding COC.
A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?
May 30, 2017
Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?
China's move toward an undersea observation network appears to be progressing.
Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?
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