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.
June 22, 2018
Toward a New Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea
By Patrick M. Cronin and Melodie Ha
How the US can reformulate its approach to China in the maritime domain.
May 29, 2018
China’s Pursuit of Power in Asian Seas
By Bonnie Girard
U.S. Congressional Research weighs in.
April 03, 2018
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
By Charlotte Gao
China and Vietnam agree to “cautiously handle maritime issues.”
December 22, 2017
What's Really Behind Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea?
By Richard Q. Turcsanyi
Increasing power is not the best explanation for China's recent actions.
November 18, 2017
A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?
By Lee YingHui
A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct.
November 16, 2017
Will China Scuttle ExxonMobil’s South China Sea Gas Project With Vietnam?
By Gary Sands
A planned investment in the Blue Whale field could make the U.S. energy giant the next target of Chinese threats.
October 24, 2017
Time for the US to Stop Losing Ground to China in the South China Sea
By Tuan N. Pham
More opportunities for Washington to push back against Beijing in the South China Sea.
July 31, 2017
The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea
By Mark J. Valencia
The U.S.-China tussle over the South China Sea issue will be on display in Manila this week.