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Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
June 06, 2016
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
How two "scripts" are defining the action-reaction cycle in the South China Sea.
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
June 02, 2016
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
China could clarify what the nine-dash line means -- and reduce tensions -- without giving away any of its territorial claims.
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
May 28, 2016
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
China's growing assertiveness reflects the fear that its period of strategic opportunity is drawing to a close.
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
May 24, 2016
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
China's possible motives for trying to secure control over the South China Sea.
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
May 20, 2016
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
What does the U.S. government wish to accomplish with its South China Sea policy?
South China Sea: The Real Questions About US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Operations
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2016
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
China's claims to the South China Sea are accelerating a trend of growing security cooperation between Japan and ASEAN.
How China Boosts Japan's Security Role in Southeast Asia
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
May 06, 2016
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
A closer look at a basic yet poorly understood question.
South China Sea: Who Occupies What in the Spratlys?
U.S. Credibility in the South China Sea
May 03, 2016
U.S. Credibility in the South China Sea
China’s growing presence in the South China Sea is raising doubts about the U.S. policy there.
U.S. Credibility in the South China Sea
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
April 25, 2016
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
While Beijing’s four-point consensus is a notable diplomatic move, its substance is rather hollow.
China’s Hollow South China Sea Consensus With ASEAN Laggards
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
April 13, 2016
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
To maintain its position in the South China Sea, Vietnam needs a strong Russia.
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
April 13, 2016
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
April 11, 2016
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
The narrative of a nationalistic China obscures the real dynamics in the South China Sea.
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
Testing the Chinese ‘Myth’ About Freedom of Navigation
March 18, 2016
Testing the Chinese ‘Myth’ About Freedom of Navigation
Has China, in fact, sought to restrict the freedom of navigation interest?
Testing the Chinese ‘Myth’ About Freedom of Navigation
China’s Rise as a Predator State
March 09, 2016
China’s Rise as a Predator State
Recent developments have dispelled the myth that China’s rise will be peaceful.
China’s Rise as a Predator State
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
March 09, 2016
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
Taking a closer look at the freedom of navigation “myth”
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
February 18, 2016
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
U.S. and Taiwanese defense officials confirm reports that China set up missile defense systems on Woody Island.
Confirmed: China Deploys Missiles to Disputed South China Sea Island
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