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Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
October 28, 2017
Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
Written communiques and diplomacy are enough for most countries to object to overly extensive maritime claims.
Are US FONOPs in the South China Sea Necessary?
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
More opportunities for Washington to push back against Beijing in the South China Sea.
Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China 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
Do U.S. FONOPs actually serve a purpose?
US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity
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?
China's move toward an undersea observation network appears to be progressing.
Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
May 03, 2017
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
Once again, there was little productive discussion of the China factor at the latest ASEAN gathering.
After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
March 08, 2017
US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
By conducting FONOPs as innocent passage, the Obama administration tacitly acknowledged Chinese territorial seas.
US FONOPs Actually Conceded Maritime Rights to China
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'
The Ministry of Defense statement has worrying implications for China's ambitions in the South China Sea.
China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'
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?
Defending China's "historic rights" in the South China Sea is integral to the Communist Party's political narrative.
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
July 29, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
Whether China cooperates or not, the ruling lets the United States correct earlier mistakes in ensuring navigational freedoms.
After the South China Sea Ruling, Time for More FONOPs
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
July 16, 2016
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
Beijing has moved to clarify its position, but in a direction that could cause more friction.
China Hardens Position on South China Sea
South China Sea Ruling: A Boost for Cross-Strait Relations?
July 16, 2016
South China Sea Ruling: A Boost for Cross-Strait Relations?
Taiwan and mainland China's similar positions on the South China Sea could provide the basis for a "2016 Consensus."
South China Sea Ruling: A Boost for Cross-Strait Relations?
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
July 12, 2016
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
Beijing continues to push its South China Sea claims, though many were struck down by an arbitral tribunal today.
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
South China Sea: A Legal Analysis of China's Maritime Claims
June 16, 2016
South China Sea: A Legal Analysis of China's Maritime Claims
How China seeks to shape maritime law to legitimize its claims.
South China Sea: A Legal Analysis of China's Maritime Claims
Crimea and the South China Sea: Russia and China Grasp for Support
June 10, 2016
Crimea and the South China Sea: Russia and China Grasp for Support
Only a handful of countries side with both Moscow and Beijing on their respective controversial territorial claims.
Crimea and the South China Sea: Russia and China Grasp for Support
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
June 02, 2016
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
China could clarify what the nine-dash line means -- and reduce tensions -- without giving away any of its territorial claims.
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
February 26, 2016
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
Could a Chinese economic slowdown provide ASEAN leaders with some much-needed leverage?
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
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