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The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
August 12, 2016
The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
Time to carefully analyze the Chinese reaction to determine how best to respond in the coming months.
The South China Sea Ruling: 1 Month Later
US Foreign Policy in the Face of a 'Might Makes Right' China
August 06, 2016
US Foreign Policy in the Face of a 'Might Makes Right' China
"Chinese leaders have concluded that, in international affairs, power is the ultimate and only source of legitimacy."
US Foreign Policy in the Face of a 'Might Makes Right' 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
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part I
August 04, 2016
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part I
A look at the U.S. position and policy, and why it failed to produce the desired response.
How the US Misjudged the South China Sea, Part I
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
August 02, 2016
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
Defending China's "historic rights" in the South China Sea is integral to the Communist Party's political narrative.
What Now for China’s ‘Historic Rights’ in the South China Sea?
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
August 02, 2016
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
The ruling could end up posing profound challenges for Washington.
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
August 02, 2016
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
Xi Jinping has tightened his control over every sector of China. Now, what will he do with that power?
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
July 29, 2016
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
The September exercises will include both land and sea-based drills, China's Defense Ministry says.
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
Who Supports China in the South China Sea and Why
July 27, 2016
Who Supports China in the South China Sea and Why
The psychology behind global support for China’s South China Sea position: a desire to avoid war.
Who Supports China in the South China Sea and Why
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
July 27, 2016
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
Sino-U.S. cooperation on freedom of navigation is possible when it is not at the cost of the security of the other side.
Can China and the US Agree on Freedom of Navigation?
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
July 26, 2016
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
Satellite imagery indicates that a HQ-9 battery was taken off Woody Island on or around July 10.
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
How to Avoid War in the South China Sea
July 21, 2016
How to Avoid War in the South China Sea
War between China and the United States is not inevitable.
How to Avoid War in the South China Sea
Seeking a Solution to the South China Sea Disputes
July 21, 2016
Seeking a Solution to the South China Sea Disputes
Pressuring China won't solve anything. Time for an alternative path.
Seeking a Solution to the South China Sea Disputes
International Law Won't Stop China in the South China Sea
July 20, 2016
International Law Won't Stop China in the South China Sea
Countering power with rules is doomed to fail in the South China Sea.
International Law Won't Stop China in the South China Sea
The South China Sea Is Really a Fishery Dispute
July 20, 2016
The South China Sea Is Really a Fishery Dispute
The hidden cause of the South China Sea disputes: there aren't enough fish in the sea.
The South China Sea Is Really a Fishery Dispute
Seeking a US-China Consensus in the South China Sea
July 19, 2016
Seeking a US-China Consensus in the South China Sea
How to manage tensions in the U.S.-China relationship after the South China Sea ruling.
Seeking a US-China Consensus in the South China Sea
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