China’s Big Gamble in the South China Sea
By Hung Tran
Heightened China-Philippines tension around Second Thomas Shoal could escalate to military skirmishes – and that’s a chance Beijing appears willing to take.
India’s Quiet Support of the Philippines in the South China Sea
By Shambhu Sajith and Aswani RS
India is taking a greater interest in the China-Philippines maritime dispute, but is content to play “second fiddle” as an extra-regional actor.
Gregory Poling on Escalating Tension in the South China Sea
By Shannon Tiezzi
“China has been harassing Philippine resupply missions for more than a decade and has been steadily increasing the intensity of their coercive tactics for at least the last five years.”
The China-Philippines South China Sea Face-Off Requires Restraint
By Sarang Shidore
The Philippines and the U.S. are on solid legal ground, but what is lawful is not always wise.
India’s Growing Involvement in the South China Sea Disputes
By Nian Peng
New Delhi has been offering military aid and more supportive rhetoric to China's rival claimants, but there are clear limits to its involvement in the disputes.
Holding the Line Against China’s Maritime Bullying: The Philippines Sets a New Standard
By Lisa Curtis
The Philippines’ bold and creative moves to defy China provide a powerful example to the other Southeast Asian nations on how they, too, can resist Chinese interference.
Can the Philippine Coast Guard Maintain Its Momentum?
By Jay Tristan Tarriela and Jeffrey Ordaniel
The new PCG Commandant will be critical for sustaining reform and the Philippines' maritime security approach.
Will the Philippines File a Second South China Sea Arbitration Case?
By Trung NGUYEN
The Philippines is exploring the possibility of bringing China to another international dispute settlement organ.
More Purpose, Fewer Platitudes: The Philippines’ Defense Diplomacy Under Marcos
By Justin Baquisal
Last week's water cannon incident underscores the hard limits of engagement with China – and the need for the Philippines’ to build up its military capability.
Why the Philippines Is Exposing China’s Aggressive Actions in the South China Sea
By Jay Tristan Tarriela
The Philippine Coast Guard has a new responsibility: providing public evidence of China’s unlawful maritime activities. What’s behind the shift?
Upgraded Philippines-US Military Cooperation May Cause a Setback in China-Philippines Relations
By Nian Peng
Beijing is paying close attention to the rapid developments in the Philippines-U.S. alliance, and China is not happy with what it sees.
Philippines’ Marcos Seeks Foreign Minister Talks With China on Maritime Disputes
By Jim Gomez
The Philippine president said Manila will continue to push back against China, despite his proposal for higher-level talks to rapidly address future conflicts at sea.