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Toward a New Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
June 22, 2018
Toward a New Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
How the US can reformulate its approach to China in the maritime domain.
Toward a New Maritime Strategy 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
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
April 14, 2017
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
Filipino Fishermen are now ‘canaries in the coal mine’ at contested shoal.
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
April 06, 2017
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
If the South China Sea issue is relegated to the sidelines, it will send the wrong signal to China.
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
Avoiding Groupthink on China
October 20, 2016
Avoiding Groupthink on China
What we know and don’t know about China’s foreign and military policies.
Avoiding Groupthink on China
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
August 05, 2016
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
The U.S. misunderstood China's position in the SCS and created a self-fulfilling prophecy of Chinese "aggression."
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part II
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
July 19, 2016
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
It remains unclear whether the flight over Scarborough Shoal occurred before or after the July 12 PCA verdict.
China Flies 'Strategic' Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
July 08, 2016
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
The United States tries to signal resolve ahead of a court ruling on Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.
US Navy Destroyers Patrol Near China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
June 25, 2016
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
Philippine President-elect saying no to war with China over disputed shoal complicates U.S. deterrence effort.
Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
Top US Navy Officer Visits US Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea
June 07, 2016
Top US Navy Officer Visits US Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea
Amid growing tensions, the U.S. Navy’s highest ranking officer visited the John C. Stennis Strike Group last weekend.
Top US Navy Officer Visits US Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
April 01, 2016
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
Plus, Scarborough Shoal, Nepal-China military ties, and myth-busting about China's economy. Friday China links.
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
March 29, 2016
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
Recent activity suggests China might build a base on Scarborough Shoal. Here's the strategic rationale.
Why China Might Seek to Occupy Scarborough Shoal
Prevent the Destruction of Scarborough Shoal
March 29, 2016
Prevent the Destruction of Scarborough Shoal
It is time to raise the cost of Chinese exapansionism in the South China Sea.
Prevent the Destruction of Scarborough Shoal
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in South China Sea to Deter China
March 05, 2016
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in South China Sea to Deter China
The carrier strike group is conducting ‘routine operations' in the South China Sea, according to U.S. Navy officials.
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in South China Sea to Deter China
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
March 01, 2016
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
What China's deployments to Woody Island mean -- and what they don't mean.
South China Sea Militarization: Not All Islands Are Created Equal
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
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