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What’s Next for the South China Sea?
August 01, 2019
What’s Next for the South China Sea?
Destabilizing headwinds risk overturning the general trend toward peace and stability in the South China Sea.
What’s Next for the South China Sea?
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
May 31, 2019
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
Neither the U.S. nor China wants a hot war, but they will continue to contest their differing interests in the region.
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla
April 08, 2019
Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla
Manila protested against the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Philippine-controlled islets.
Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
March 20, 2019
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
Beijing is now consolidating its gains in the region – and its control.
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
February 02, 2019
What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
The U.S. failure to counter China’s “gray zone” tactics stems from a lack of will, not a lack of options.
What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
December 12, 2018
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
Insights from Eufracia Taylor and Hugo Brennan.
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
September 01, 2018
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
The South China Sea: Freedom of Overflight or ‘Unlawful Activities’?
August 16, 2018
The South China Sea: Freedom of Overflight or ‘Unlawful Activities’?
A critique of recent U.S. military reconnaissance activities in South China Sea from the Chinese perspective.
The South China Sea: Freedom of Overflight or ‘Unlawful Activities’?
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
July 31, 2018
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
After some setbacks, the U.S. is making progress in its diplomatic struggle with China. 
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
Is China Using Force or Coercion in the South China Sea?
July 11, 2018
Is China Using Force or Coercion in the South China Sea?
Why words matter.
Is China Using Force or Coercion in the South China Sea?
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
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
May 29, 2018
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
U.S. Congressional Research weighs in.
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
April 03, 2018
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
China and Vietnam agree to “cautiously handle maritime issues.”
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
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?
Increasing power is not the best explanation for China's recent actions.
What's Really Behind Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea?
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?
November 18, 2017
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?
A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct.
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?
Will China Scuttle ExxonMobil’s South China Sea Gas Project With Vietnam?
November 16, 2017
Will China Scuttle ExxonMobil’s South China Sea Gas Project With Vietnam?
A planned investment in the Blue Whale field could make the U.S. energy giant the next target of Chinese threats.
Will China Scuttle ExxonMobil’s South China Sea Gas Project With Vietnam?
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