July 11, 2016
China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History
By Zheng Wang
As South China Sea tensions rise, Beijing rethinks its relationship with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
July 11, 2016
Britain and the South China Sea Conflict: End to Ambiguity?
By Tim Steinecke
How should the U.K. respond to the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling expected this week?
July 08, 2016
Regional Implications of the Duterte Presidency
By Tetsuo Kotani
What impact will the new president have on the U.S. alliance, the South China Sea, and Japan’s regional role?
July 06, 2016
Interview: Xue Li on the South China Sea
By Huang Nan, Zhang Juan, and Shannon Tiezzi
Xue Li of CASS explains the nine-dash line, China's South China Sea policy, and what comes after the arbitration ruling.
July 02, 2016
Why China Won’t Stop Island Building in the South China Sea
By Frederick Kuo
China’s island building is aimed at securing a weak link in its maritime trade networks.
June 30, 2016
The US-China Power Transition: Stage II
By David Lai
China's assertiveness -- and U.S. hedging -- is a natural part of a power transition. It's also dangerous.
June 24, 2016
China's Curious South China Sea Negotiation Policy
By David A. Welch
What would China expect to achieve with bilateral negotiations on maritime disputes?
June 17, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling
By Tuan N. Pham
The long-awaited Tribunal’s merits ruling will come soon. What happens then?
June 11, 2016
France Leads Europe's Changing Approach to Asian Security Issues
By Valérie Niquet
The French defense minister's speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue symbolized a new paradigm for the EU.
June 10, 2016
China: Pushing the Envelope in the East China Sea?
By Yuki Tatsumi
How the U.S. and Japan can respond to China's recent moves in the East China Sea.
June 06, 2016
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
By Jin Kai
How two "scripts" are defining the action-reaction cycle in the South China Sea.
June 02, 2016
What Does the Nine-Dash Line Actually Mean?
By Marina Tsirbas
China could clarify what the nine-dash line means -- and reduce tensions -- without giving away any of its territorial claims.