August 30, 2019
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
By Shannon Tiezzi
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.
August 05, 2019
The Cyber Dimension of the South China Sea Clashes
By Mark Manantan
China’s alleged cyberattacks come amid rising sentiments in the Philippines over the South China Sea disputes.
August 01, 2019
What’s Next for the South China Sea?
By Wu Shicun
Destabilizing headwinds risk overturning the general trend toward peace and stability in the South China Sea.
May 31, 2019
The ‘Cold Confrontation’ Underway in the South China Sea
By Chen Xiangmiao
Neither the U.S. nor China wants a hot war, but they will continue to contest their differing interests in the region.
April 08, 2019
Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla
By Jim Gomez
Manila protested against the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Philippine-controlled islets.
March 20, 2019
China’s Next Phase of Militarization in the South China Sea
By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
Beijing is now consolidating its gains in the region – and its control.
February 02, 2019
What the Berlin Airlift Can Teach Us About the South China Sea
By Ngo Di Lan
The U.S. failure to counter China’s “gray zone” tactics stems from a lack of will, not a lack of options.
December 12, 2018
The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the South China Sea
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Eufracia Taylor and Hugo Brennan.
September 01, 2018
Trade, War, and the South China Sea
By Roncevert Ganan Almond
In water where progress was once assumed, an ominous front is now forming.
August 16, 2018
The South China Sea: Freedom of Overflight or ‘Unlawful Activities’?
By Yinan Bao
A critique of recent U.S. military reconnaissance activities in South China Sea from the Chinese perspective.
July 31, 2018
US Makes Up Some Lost Diplomatic Ground Over South China Sea
By Mark J. Valencia
After some setbacks, the U.S. is making progress in its diplomatic struggle with China.
July 11, 2018
Is China Using Force or Coercion in the South China Sea?
By Constantinos Yiallourides
Why words matter.