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China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
March 20, 2019

China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea

By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
Beijing is now consolidating its gains in the region – and its control.

China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
July 11, 2018

China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space

By SpaceKnow
Satellite images reveal the scope of China's expanded presence.
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
February 06, 2017

Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It

By Steven Stashwick
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.

South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment
July 15, 2016

South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment

By Shannon Tiezzi
The arbitral tribunal rules that significant environmental damage has been done -- and China is to blame.

China Unveils New South China Sea Lighthouse on Subi Reef
April 06, 2016

China Unveils New South China Sea Lighthouse on Subi Reef

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Beijing holds a “completion ceremony” for a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands.

Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
February 05, 2016

Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's

By Shannon Tiezzi
A Chinese media report claims that Vietnamese land reclamation on a Spratly reef was washed away in a typhoon.

The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 17, 2015

The Hypocrisy of US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

By Hu Bo
The U.S. says it is defending freedom of navigation; really it just wants to limit China's power in the South China Sea.
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
November 05, 2015

What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like

By John Chen and Bonnie Glaser
A closer look at the specific military concerns posed by China's artificial islands.

US Commander Warns China Against ‘Revising’ International Law in the South China Sea
October 09, 2015

US Commander Warns China Against ‘Revising’ International Law in the South China Sea

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A veiled warning implores Beijing to stop undermining the global rules-based system.

US Navy Ready to Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
October 08, 2015

US Navy Ready to Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles of China's Artificial Islands in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Two reports say the long-awaited freedom of navigation operations may commence in the next weeks or even days.

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.
The Nine Ironies of the South China Sea Mess
September 17, 2015

The Nine Ironies of the South China Sea Mess

By James Kraska
China’s policies in the region have created a dangerous mess, and an ironic one.

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