China nine-dashed line
May 01, 2023
US Warns China Against ‘Harassment’ of Philippine Vessels
By Sebastian Strangio
The statement from Washington followed another near-collision between Philippine and Chinese ships in the South China Sea.
August 18, 2022
China, Indonesia, and Malaysia: Waltzing Around Oil Rigs
By Emirza Adi Syailendra
Malaysia and Indonesia have tacitly consented to China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea.
January 14, 2022
US State Department Study Dismisses China’s ‘Unlawful Maritime Claims’ in South China Sea
By Shannon Tiezzi
The study examined the legal case for China’s South China Sea claims and found it wanting.
August 01, 2020
Bill Hayton on the South China Sea in 2020
By Ankit Panda
“There is nothing ‘historic’ about China’s ‘historic rights’ claim” in the South China Sea.
December 21, 2019
Malaysia’s New Game in the South China Sea
By Nguyen Hong Thao
What to make of Kuala Lumpur’s new claim to an extended continental shelf in the South China Sea.
August 03, 2017
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
By Luke Hunt
A recent name change is rooted in deeper disagreements between Jakarta and Beijing related to the South China Sea.
June 24, 2017
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
By Jonathan G. Odom
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.
January 24, 2017
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
By Samir Tata
China is building a maritime cordon sanitaire.
December 20, 2016
China’s Drone Grab and the Dangers of 'Strategic Ambiguity'
By Jeff M. Smith
A closer look at a recent military flashpoint between China and the United States.
August 03, 2016
Will Vietnam File a South China Sea Case Against China?
By Shawn W. Crispin
Hanoi may yet take Beijing to court.
August 02, 2016
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
By John Lee
Defending China's "historic rights" in the South China Sea is integral to the Communist Party's political narrative.
July 27, 2016
Why the South China Sea Ruling Is a Game Changer
By Alexander L. Vuving
Make no mistake: the verdict has transformed the strategic landscape.
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