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The South China Sea Island China Gave Away
August 14, 2019

The South China Sea Island China Gave Away

By Zhen-Gang Ji
Bach Long Vi Island and its secret transfer from China to Vietnam.

Rethinking Taiwan’s Claims in the South China Sea
June 28, 2019

Rethinking Taiwan’s Claims in the South China Sea

By Gary Sands
Discarding its “U-shaped line” claim could help Taiwan boost its international image and create distance between itself and Beijing.
What's Really Behind Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea?
December 22, 2017

What's Really Behind Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea?

By Richard Q. Turcsanyi
Increasing power is not the best explanation for China's recent actions.

Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
October 28, 2017

Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?

By Mark J. Valencia
Written communiques and diplomacy are enough for most countries to object to overly extensive maritime claims.

Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea
October 24, 2017

Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea

By Tuan N. Pham
More opportunities for Washington to push back against Beijing in the South China Sea.

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
July 11, 2017

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity

By Mark J. Valencia
Do U.S. FONOPs actually serve a purpose?

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?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
China's move toward an undersea observation network appears to be progressing.
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
May 03, 2017

After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea

By Cal Wong
Once again, there was little productive discussion of the China factor at the latest ASEAN gathering.

US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
March 08, 2017

US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China

By Joseph Bosco
By conducting FONOPs as innocent passage, the Obama administration tacitly acknowledged Chinese territorial seas.

China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'
December 18, 2016

China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Ministry of Defense statement has worrying implications for China's ambitions in the South China Sea.

What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
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.
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
July 29, 2016

After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs

By Joseph Bosco
Whether China cooperates or not, the ruling lets the United States correct earlier mistakes in ensuring navigational freedoms.

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