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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?
What’s With Indonesia’s 'Big' Military Exercise Near the South China Sea?
May 23, 2017
What’s With Indonesia’s 'Big' Military Exercise Near the South China Sea?
The drills (though far more routine than headlines suggest) show that Jakarta is determined to protect its interests.
What’s With Indonesia’s 'Big' Military Exercise Near the South China Sea?
US, Singapore, Thailand Launch First Trilateral Exercise in South China Sea
May 15, 2017
US, Singapore, Thailand Launch First Trilateral Exercise in South China Sea
Trilateral engagement is yet another manifestation of the growing multilateralization of U.S. exercises in the region.
US, Singapore, Thailand Launch First Trilateral Exercise in South China Sea
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 Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
May 04, 2017
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
Though the Philippine president has complicated things, focusing on this episode alone obscures more enduring challenges on the South China Sea question.
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
May 03, 2017
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
Once again, there was little productive discussion of the China factor at the latest ASEAN gathering.
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
January 10, 2017
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
Organization could be a boost for ASEAN-Japan maritime security cooperation.
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
The ASEAN Crisis, Part 2: Why Can't ASEAN Agree on the South China Sea?
December 22, 2016
The ASEAN Crisis, Part 2: Why Can't ASEAN Agree on the South China Sea?
How internal and external factors hamstring ASEAN when it comes to the South China Sea.
The ASEAN Crisis, Part 2: Why Can't ASEAN Agree on the South China Sea?
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