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Trying to Solve the Philippines’ South China Sea Conundrum 
June 05, 2018
Trying to Solve the Philippines’ South China Sea Conundrum 
Realistically, joint development of resources is probably the Philippines’ best bet.
Trying to Solve the Philippines’ South China Sea Conundrum 
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
May 10, 2018
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
China has gained an irreversible advantage in the South China Sea.
Is the South China Sea Dispute a Foregone Conclusion?
China’s Risky Plan for Floating Nuclear Power Plants In The South China Sea
May 10, 2018
China’s Risky Plan for Floating Nuclear Power Plants In The South China Sea
Such plants would present serious safety hazards for China and Southeast Asia.
China’s Risky Plan for Floating Nuclear Power Plants In The South China Sea
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
May 08, 2018
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
A blueprint for pushing back against China's militarization of the South China Sea.
In the Era of Great Power Competition, the US Needs to Step Up Its Game
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
April 26, 2018
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
It's finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China in the disputed waters.
The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
Chinese Construction in the South China Sea: Should ASEAN Be Concerned?
December 26, 2017
Chinese Construction in the South China Sea: Should ASEAN Be Concerned?
With the region largely distracted, ASEAN cannot rely on external help in the South China Sea.
Chinese Construction in the South China Sea: Should ASEAN Be Concerned?
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
June 24, 2017
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.
Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
Reality Check: Who Lacks Self-Restraint in the South China Sea?
June 22, 2016
Reality Check: Who Lacks Self-Restraint in the South China Sea?
A look at the legal precedents that help define China and the Philippines' favorite accusation.
Reality Check: Who Lacks Self-Restraint in the South China Sea?
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
April 25, 2016
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
While Beijing’s four-point consensus is a notable diplomatic move, its substance is rather hollow.
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
What’s Behind China’s New South China Sea Consensus with Three ASEAN States?
April 25, 2016
What’s Behind China’s New South China Sea Consensus with Three ASEAN States?
A closer look at Beijing’s latest diplomatic move on the South China Sea issue.
What’s Behind China’s New South China Sea Consensus with Three ASEAN States?
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
April 11, 2016
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
The narrative of a nationalistic China obscures the real dynamics in the South China Sea.
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
What’s Behind China’s ‘New’ South China Sea Tsunami Warning Center?
March 16, 2016
What’s Behind China’s ‘New’ South China Sea Tsunami Warning Center?
A look at what this might mean.
What’s Behind China’s ‘New’ South China Sea Tsunami Warning Center?
ASEAN ‘Seriously Concerned’ By China’s South China Sea Behavior
February 27, 2016
ASEAN ‘Seriously Concerned’ By China’s South China Sea Behavior
Foreign ministers react to recent Chinese actions.
ASEAN ‘Seriously Concerned’ By China’s South China Sea Behavior
Philippine FM: China’s 9-Dash Line a ‘Berlin Wall of the Sea’
December 03, 2015
Philippine FM: China’s 9-Dash Line a ‘Berlin Wall of the Sea’
Before an arbitral tribunal, the Philippines' foreign secretary slams China's actions in the South China Sea.
Philippine FM: China’s 9-Dash Line a ‘Berlin Wall of the Sea’
The Unintended Consequences of the US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
November 04, 2015
The Unintended Consequences of the US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
The U.S. needs to carefully consider the implications of its South China Sea operations for international law.
The Unintended Consequences of the US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea
International Law Is the Real Threat to China's South China Sea Claims
November 03, 2015
International Law Is the Real Threat to China's South China Sea Claims
If an arbitral tribunal finds China in breach of UNCLOS, the international pressure on Beijing would be enormous.
International Law Is the Real Threat to China's South China Sea Claims
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