May 06, 2021
China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
By Mark Crescenzi and Stephen Gent
At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.
August 01, 2020
Bill Hayton on the South China Sea in 2020
By Ankit Panda
“There is nothing ‘historic’ about China’s ‘historic rights’ claim” in the South China Sea.
July 28, 2020
The Environmental Costs of China’s Maritime Ambition
By Paula Knack
Too many Chinese vessels, whether fishing boats or dredgers, destroy marine protected areas.
October 29, 2019
ASEAN’s China Dilemma
By Trinh Le
China remains both an economic partner and a threat to the stability of the region.
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.